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Main Brexit supporters have urged the prime minister to not settle the UK’s “divorce invoice” except the EU agrees to a collection of situations.

The Depart Means Depart group, which incorporates ex-cabinet ministers, says Brussels should finish the European Courtroom of Justice’s jurisdiction over the UK.

It additionally needs freedom of motion to the UK for EU residents to cease when Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019.

Theresa Might is to carry extra conferences subsequent week on the phrases of the UK exit.

The UK is hoping to maneuver on to speaking about commerce however the EU will solely do that when it deems “ample progress” has been made on three areas – the so-called divorce invoice, the rights of EU residents within the UK after Brexit and the Irish border.

The prime minister has mentioned discussions have been persevering with over the quantity the UK can pay to satisfy obligations arising from its membership however has already indicated ECJ rulings will apply throughout a deliberate two-year transition interval.

Signatories of the Leave Means Leave letter to the prime minister embrace former Tory cupboard ministers Owen Paterson and John Redwood, senior Conservative MP Jacob Rees Mogg, Labour MP Graham Stringer, and entrepreneurs akin to Luke Johnson, Tim Martin and Peter Hargreaves.

They are saying Mrs Might ought to clarify to European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker and chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier “that nothing is agreed till all the pieces is agreed”.

The UK ought to be ready to revert to World Commerce Organisation phrases if a future free commerce settlement with the EU will not be secured, they add.

Depart Means Depart says the UK shouldn’t make any cost to Brussels except the situations are met.

These additionally embrace the UK and the EU agreeing a reciprocal free commerce deal with out tariffs by the tip of March subsequent yr and an assurance that no new EU laws ought to apply after March 2019.

“If EU negotiators agree to those standards throughout negotiations in December, then Britain ought to make an affordable, sensible and never extortionate goodwill cost,” the letter says.

Final week it was reported that the UK has supplied a bigger potential “divorce invoice” to the EU – which might be value as much as 50bn euros (£44bn).

In the meantime, the Sunday Telegraph reports that Sir Richard Aikens, a former Court of Appeal judge, has written to Mrs Might urging her to not settle for a Brexit deal which might see the European Courtroom of Justice proceed to subject rulings binding on UK courts.

In an article in the Telegraph, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith also says such a plan could be “fairly unacceptable… and put the UK within the place of ceding energy to a international court docket on which it has no illustration to rule on those that would and will usually have their rights adjudicated by British courts”.