“They don’t want some sort of hopeless compromise, some perpetual ‘pushme-pullyou’ arrangement in which we stay half in and half out in a political no mans land – with no more ministers round the table in Brussels and yet forced to obey EU laws.”
He added: “They don’t want some bog roll Brexit – soft, yielding and seemingly infinitely long.
“They want this Government to fulfil the mandate of the people – and deliver a full British Brexit.”
Along with the single market threat, businesses are also increasing their calls to extend the transition period to keep the UK under the EU’s rules for many more years.
Plane manufacturing giant Airbus warned the current period – which is set to last from March 29 until the end of December in 2020 – was not long enough for the company to make changes to its supply chain to mainland Europe.