Kyle – Potential delay in Brexit trade talks means Government should put Single Market and Customs Union membership back on the table

The start of talks on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union may now be delayed until December, back from the original deadline of October, Sky News reports this evening. 

Commenting, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:

“The Government wasted months after triggering Article 50 before starting negotiations and now we might not get to the meat of them before the end of the year.

“Ministers vowed to negotiate an agreement that delivers the 'exact same benefits' as Single Market and Customs Union membership, yet the clock is ticking and they could not be further from achieving that already unrealistic goal. 

“To protect our economy, the Government should put Single Market and Customs Union membership back on the table as the best and quickest option for our future trade with the EU.”

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This story is reported here: http://news.sky.com/story/next-phase-of-brexit-talks-likely-delayed-to-december-sky-sources-10991514