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Old 17th February 2020, 02:06 AM   #2995
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Another reality check for those who think that securing a deal with the EU will be the easiest trade deal ever:

France has warned Britain to expect a bruising battle with the EU in post-Brexit trade negotiations.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian predicted the two sides would "rip each other apart" as they strove for advantage in the negotiations.

He also said it would be tough for the UK to achieve its aim of agreeing a free trade deal by the end of the year.

It's hardly surprising when you consider that the new government has been very clear that "red tape" like workers' and environmental protections will be the first to be put to the sword once the transition period is over.

The EU has repeatedly warned that the UK cannot expect to enjoy continued "high quality" market access if it insists on diverging from EU social and environmental standards.
Of course the "plan" as far as the architects of Brexit are concerned is to fail to get a comprehensive deal with Europe in the short term, have to get a "firesale" deal with the US and make lots of money out of the turmoil and uncertainty which will likely result.
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