Right...The principle in any new relationship is to honour and understand what has gone before. But if Britain cannot see how this can work then it's a no deal. Small fry perhaps but the French are within their rights to veto it.
So if you get a new wife who is a divorcee, you would prefer it if she allowed her ex-husband to “fish her waters“ whilst allowing him to decide how often you can “go fishing”.
But I digress. If the French want to ruin the German car industry, the Spanish fishing industry and the Dutch bulb industry they are well within their rights to do so.
Crack on mes amis.