A document leaked to The Sun from the Department of International Trade shows that just 6 out of 40 existing EU trade deals are currently on track to be rolled over in time for the current Brexit date of March 29th 2019.
Commenting, Owen Smith, leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:
“Liam Fox promised he would have 40 trade deals ready to be rolled over at midnight on 29th March 2019. Today’s revelations are not surprising – they are just the latest sign of the Government’s abject failure to deliver on the promises made for Brexit.
“Liam Fox and other leading advocates of Brexit promised a ‘Global Britain’ vision for the future if people voted to leave the EU, but the reality is very different – not only is our trade relationship with our largest trading partner, Europe, now in jeopardy, but Brexit is also damaging our trade with non-EU countries as well.
“With the promises of Brexit falling apart at the seams, and the uncertainty set to continue for the foreseeable future, the only way forward now is to give the public the final say through a People’s Vote.”
Notes to editors
The full story can be read here: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/brexit/8414522/liam-fox-6-of-40-trade-deals/