Bumper Aussie trade deal 'can't happen if UK stays in Customs Union'

A bumper free trade deal with Australia would be taken off the table if Britain remained in the Customs Union, according to the Australian Foreign Minister.

Julie Bishop said: “Australia is very keen to pursue a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. I think that would be precluded if the United Kingdom were to rejoin the Customs Union.”

So there we have it, this talk of Britain staying in the Customs Union post-Brexit (which is basically staying in the EU) would actually hamper the UK economically.

It’s just not Brexit, is it? The whole point is that the public voted to be able to go around the world and make the most of global trade opportunities. The Customs Union blocks that.

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