David Davis has today ruled out British membership of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as a transitional phase once we leave the EU. He said during questions in the House of Commons that such a deal would be the “worst of all worlds.”
Commenting, Chris Bryant MP, leading supporter of Open Britain, said:
“David Davis is very good at taking options off the table, but doesn’t seem to bother putting any options on the table.
“The idea that he can rule out every possible transitional arrangement except for a yet to be defined bespoke arrangement is mad, given that the talks are stuck in the mud and we have just a year left before the final Brexit deal must be finalised.
“To protect jobs and our economy, the only transitional option the Government should be looking at is keeping Britain in the Single Market and the Customs Union.”