Responding to Liam Fox’s admission, on the BBC Marr programme, that few trade deals will be in place if and when we leave the EU, Rupa Huq MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“Liam Fox has today admitted he has no clue about what trade deals will be concluded or on what terms until long after we have left the EU. This is a blindfold Brexit where he is asking us to let people like him take us out of the biggest trading block in the world and into a unknown future when our negotiating position will be weaker than ever before.
“That’s why he is refusing to rule out accepting chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-fed beef as part of a trade deal with Donald Trump.
“Before we are forced to accept a Brexit deal that would put food that no-one wants on British supermarket shelves it is only fair that we get a People's Vote so the public can decide if we go ahead.
“When politicians on all sides have botched the process from start to finish and are unable to provide any clarity about the future, it’s time to put it to the people.”