Responding to the news Theresa May plans to use the existing EU-Canada trade deal as the basis of a new trade agreement with Canada post-Brexit, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“Theresa May is racking up air miles desperately trying to recreate what we have already.
“This copy and paste Brexit is a huge waste of time and resources.
“Can ministers point to a single country that has responded to their plea for new and improved trade deals?
“The government is pointing to a boost in drinks and spirits exports, but we'll need to keep enough to drown our sorrows given their shambolic handling of Brexit."