Liam Fox has launched a blistering attack on “the project fear doom-mongers” who got it so badly wrong in the run-up to the EU referendum.
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Mr Fox told a sparsely populated House of Commons this morning: “The Project Fear doom-mongers were wrong! We’ve had a positive response from other governments.
“They, like us, want to ensure there is no disruption to trade at point of departure of the EU. We will want to get as many of those in place as we can, part of that depends upon the willingness of partners to get it ready on time.
“There are obviously contingency measures under WTO rules to ensure contingent market access in any case.”
It comes after Fox announced the establishment of a new Board of Trade:
— Dept. for Int. Trade (@tradegovuk) October 12, 2017
He said in the Commons: “It will bring together leading figures from business and politics from all four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“It will meet four times a year, rotating around the UK to guarantee businesses in every region have the chance to raise the issues that matter most to them.”
It would be nice if Britain could actually go ahead and sign-off some of these deals or agreements but things appear to be moving in the right direction. Outside the EU, Britain has a world of opportunity and it’s time the nation cashed in on it.