A post-Brexit free trade deal between Britain and the European Union could take ten years to negotiate, and still might not even be ratified, according to Ivan Rogers, Britain’s Permanent Representative to the EU.
Commenting, Chris Leslie MP, supporter of Open Britain, said:
“The Government’s top priority must be to do everything they can to avoid a lost decade of damaging uncertainty that would hit our trade, cost jobs, and make working people worse off. While we do not know how long this process will take, the risks involved are immense.
“The best way to avoid this is to keep Britain in the Single Market, the largest and most sophisticated trading bloc in the world which buys the majority of our exports, and supports three million British jobs.”
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