Jones – Promise of new trade deals around the world looking like yet another broken Brexit promise

Following the news that senior Whitehall trade chiefs have conceded that 'Brexit Britain lacks the expert manpower to forge as many trade deals as the EU', Darren Jones MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said: 

“The promise of new trade deals with countries around the world is starting to look like yet another broken Brexit promise.

“Given we have not negotiated a single trade deal for forty years, it’s hardly surprising that the Government lacks the capacity to take on fifty at a time. 

“Ministers should focus on our most important trade deal – the one with the European Union – and ensure that half of all our trade remains truly free by seeking to negotiate for continued British membership of the Single Market and Customs Union.”

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