The group's demands came as Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, accused British politicians of failing to understand that the United Kingdom can not leave the Single Market and Customs Union without losing out.
The EU's chief negotiator said that the United Kingdom government's position made it clear that the United Kingdom is leaving both the Customs union and the Single market, and this would not allow "frictionless trade".
He also warned that a "no deal" scenario would be damaging to Britain, and said there is "no reasonable justification" for it. Likewise, those who argue that you can leave the single market and build a customs union to achieve "frictionless trade" are wrong.
"These three points were already made clear - very clear - by the European Council and the European Parliament". But Mr Barnier said that, while it would be a "lose-lose situation" for both sides if no deal was reached, there appeared to be a misunderstanding on the British side over a belief that the country could retain all the benefits of membership after Brexit.
Michel Barnier took a tough position on the Brexit negotiations Thursday, warning there will be "negative" consequences no matter what.
He lays out the harm that he says will be done to Britain by her approach and talks of delusions that still prevail amongst "some people in the UK" (I don't think he's been wandering down Godalming High Street so I suspect he means the very top of the United Kingdom government). "But Brexit has a cost, also for business in the EU27, and businesses should assess with lucidity the negative consequences of the United Kingdom choice on trade and investment and prepare to manage that".
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier. And of course no spirit of revenge.
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These four freedoms - including freedom of movement - are indivisible and there can be no exceptions for certain sectors, he insisted.
Mr Barnier tells businesses to prepare for disruption ahead but you can't help thinking as you read it that he may be actually urging them to lobby their politicians to stop Lancaster House Brexit from happening.
European Commission chief Brexit negotiator has rubbished the idea that Britain could have "frictionless trade" with the bloc after Brexit.
Barnier said the European Union was not looking to punish Britain, but he made plain his view that the United Kingdom had failed to grasp the European Union would act in its own interest to protect the single market.
"A fair deal is far better than no deal", Barnier said, turning around a phrase popularized by May that no deal is better than a bad deal.
He went on, "In reality the "no deal" scenario would aggravate the lose/lose situation, which is a necessary effect of Brexit".