Heseltine – Trump’s dismissal of trade deal latest and greatest collapse of Brexit edifice - People's Vote

Heseltine – Trump’s dismissal of trade deal latest and greatest collapse of Brexit edifice

President Donald Trump has attacked the deal negotiated between the British Government and the European Union and said that it would effectively rule out any prospect of a trade deal between Britain and the US.

Commenting, Lord Heseltine, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

 

The easy certainties once uttered by the organisers and mouthpieces of the Brexit campaign have fallen one by one.

“The latest and greatest collapse of the Brexit edifice has come with Donald Trump’s brutal and direct dismissal of the prospect of a trade deal under the terms negotiated by the Government with the EU. Donald Trump has confirmed that Brexit Britain may not be able to get an agreement with the US at all.

“We were told such trade deals would be the easiest thing ever and that there would be dozens ready to sign the second we left. None of this is true.

“Not only is this not what was promised two years ago, it is a long way from being as good as what we currently enjoy as full members of the EU. This miserable mess underlines how the debate about Brexit will go on forever as successive rounds of negotiators try to make sense of a Brexit that makes no sense for Britain.

“There is a way out and that is a People’s Vote.”

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