Murray – New report shows UK-US trade deal “isn’t going to happen anytime soon”

A new report by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard has found that a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal may never happen, and even if it did would involve unacceptable concessions for the UK side.

Commenting, Ian Murray MP, leading supporter of the People's Vote campaign, said:

“The Brexit cheerleaders have consistently argued that one of the main supposed benefits of leaving the Customs Union is that the UK would be able to strike an amazing new free trade deal with the US, but this new report shows that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.

“The report is clear that any deal with the US would involve us having to make unacceptable concessions, meaning chlorinated chicken and hormone-injected beef being sold on our supermarket shelves, and anyway would never make up for the lost trade of leaving the Single Market and the Customs Union. 

“With the fantasy benefits of Brexit disappearing by the day, we need a People’s Vote on the final deal.”

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Notes to editors

The full report can be read here.