Monday, August 21, 2017

Brexit goods paper - Govt must get real instead of producing fantasy wish-lists

Responding to the government's Brexit position paper on trade in goods and services, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake commented:

“Big Ben may have fallen silent but the clock on the Brexit talks is still ticking - it’s time for the government to get real instead of producing fantasy wishlists.

“David Davis is sowing the seeds of more chaos with these short-sighted and short-termist plans.

“British businesses are being hung out to dry, with no long-term certainty they’ll be able to carry on selling goods freely to the EU. Meanwhile the trade in services that provides the bedrock of the UK economy is being overlooked.

“Nothing would provide businesses and consumers with more certainty than staying in the Single Market and Customs Union. That is the option this government should be pursuing if it was serious about protecting jobs and free trade."

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