Liam Fox: Customs Union Not an Acceptable Price for Backstop Changes

He won’t commit to resigning over it…

mdi-timer 3rd February 2019 @ 12:12 pm 3rd Feb 2019 @ 12:12 pm mdi-comment Comments
Liam Fox: Parliament Trying To Hijack Brexit

mdi-timer 20th January 2019 @ 2:09 pm 20th Jan 2019 @ 2:09 pm mdi-comment Comments
Fox: Customs Union “Would Not Be Delivering Brexit”

Trade Secretary Liam Fox has come out fighting against some senior Remainers in the Cabinet who are reportedly pushing for membership of the EU’s Customs Union. He told the BBC that Customs Union membership would not be delivering Brexit.

“We would have to apply European trade law without having a say in how it’s made, and we would also have to apply what’s called the common external tariff, which would restrict our ability to make agreements outside the European Union’s ability to do so. It would not be in my view delivering Brexit.”

Leaving the EU in control of our trade is the opposite of taking back control…

mdi-timer 18th January 2019 @ 1:00 pm 18th Jan 2019 @ 1:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
Fox: Brexit Deal Needs “Legally Binding” Changes

Liam Fox has said that Theresa May’s Brexit deal needs “legally binding” changes to address the risk of the backstop “locking the UK into the customs union”. Then Fox weasels out with talk of “clarification” and “definition”…

mdi-timer 16th December 2018 @ 12:22 pm 16th Dec 2018 @ 12:22 pm mdi-comment Comments
Group Launched by Davis, Fox, and Raab Calls for May to Go

Conservative Voice, the grassroots Conservative group originally launched by David Davis, Liam Fox, and Dominic Raab has written to its members encouraging them to contact their MPs, telling them to “stand up for Brexit” and “change course urgently.”

“It will be painful to hold a leadership contest now, at this moment of crisis in the UK’s affairs. Yet we can see no alternative. With the clock ticking on Brexit, all our options are bad, but a leadership contest is the least bad.”

Read the full explosive letter here:

Guido would expect Liam Fox to disown the call, not sure about the others…

mdi-timer 19th November 2018 @ 1:00 pm 19th Nov 2018 @ 1:00 pm mdi-comment Comments
White House Notifies Congress: US-UK Trade Deal at the Front of the Queue

Under fast-track trade rules, the US Trade Representative cannot start trade negotiations until 90 days after notifying Congress. Last night he sent that notification to Congress.

The letter from the US Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, to Congress said the USTR planned to start talks between “the first and fifth largest economies in the world … as soon as it is ready after it exits the European Union on March 29, 2019.” The United States wants to develop “cutting edge obligations for emerging sectors where U.S. and U.K. innovators and entrepreneurs are most competitive.” The UK – US free trade deal will cover the biggest transatlantic bilateral trading relationship in the world, right over the airspace of Ireland…

The letter also reveals that although the EU prevents the UK from formally negotiating a trade deal until after Britain escapes from the EU’s grip, Liam Fox and he have established a US-UK Trade & Investment Working Group which is “laying the groundwork for a potential future free trade agreement”. Turns out when Cameron asked Obama to say “Britain would be at the back of the queue” he was totally lying wrong…

See also: Cameron Asked Obama to Say UK Would Be “At Back of the Queue”

mdi-timer 17th October 2018 @ 8:56 am 17th Oct 2018 @ 8:56 am mdi-comment Comments
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