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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Liam Fox speech hints at government confusion over Brexit | Politics | The Guardian

Liam Fox speech hints at government confusion over Brexit | Politics | The Guardian:

"Liam Fox has used a speech to the World Trade Organisation to portray post-Brexit Britain as a “proud and outward-looking trading nation” that would battle for liberalised commerce outside the EU.

The address in Geneva was billed in advance as the international trade secretary making a significant push for a so-called hard Brexit, taking the UK outside the EU’s single market. However, critics said the lack of any new details on the terms of Brexit indicated confusion in the government over the issue.

Fox, speaking at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva at the launch of the organisation’s annual report on world trade, began by quoting free trade champion Adam Smith, saying he was as much advocating “the moral case” for unhampered global commerce as arguing for economic reasons."



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