LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - The European Union must be
serious about talking intensively about all issues if a trade
deal is to be struck with Britain which cannot accept the bloc's
proposals on fishing and state aid, cabinet office minister
Michael Gove said on Monday.
"We cannot accept the negotiators' proposals which would
require us to provide full, permanent access to our fishing
waters, with quotas substantially unchanged to those that were
imposed by EU membership," Gove told parliament.
"We can't operate a state aid system which is essentially
the same as the EU's, with great discretion given to the EU to
retaliate against us," he added, saying Britain was not asking
for special favours.
(Reporting by William James; writing by Michael Holden; editing
by Guy Faulconbridge)