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Donald Tusk

UK denies 'have cake and eat it' note is Brexit policy

The British government denied Tuesday that its strategy for exiting the European Union had been leaked through a set of handwritten notes suggesting that the U.K.'s aim is to "have cake and eat it."

Despite its lofty ambition, the same document appears to concede that the U.K. will have to quit the EU's single market of 500 million people once it leaves the 28-nation bloc.

The British government has consistently refused to disclose details of what kind of deal it will seek with the EU after Brexit, saying that would weaken its negotiating hand.

EU leaders have filled the vacuum by heaping pressure on Britain, warning that the U.K. it will have to leave the...