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The 12 Lies of Brexit - 2. The easiest trade deal in human history

December 5, 2019 9:52 AM
brexitWe're unwrapping the twelve biggest lies of Brexit!


Here's the second deeply questionable statement, courtesy of Liam Fox.

Turns out it hasn't been as easy as he promised 👇https://www.libdems.org.uk/12-lies-of-brexit

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"The free trade agreement that we will have to do with the European Union should be one of the easiest in human history." - Liam Fox

This statement hasn't aged well. Brexit has claimed two Prime Ministers so far, and potentially a third.

It has proved impossible to get a Withdrawal Agreement that everyone is happy with, let alone a free trade deal.

Philip Rycroft, who was the Permanent Secretary for Department for Exiting the European Union said; "it's going to be a huge negotiation, probably four or five times bigger than the withdrawal agreement negotiation, and will absorb a huge amount of government effort."

This is the reality of the situation. A trade deal would take years to negotiate with the European Union. Our economy would suffer in the meantime, as will our public services.

The Liberal Democrats wouldn't embark on negotiations that will take years and leave our country worse off at the end of them.

We will Stop Brexit immediately, and spend the £50 billion 'Remain Bonus' on our public services.

We will work to solve the problems in our society that led people to vote Leave, rather than waste time in pointless negotiations with the EU.

In the immortal words of East 17, "Won't you stay another day...stay now, stay now, stay now"