When in the EU, Britain was not responsible for trade talks, as they are a Brussels 'competence'.
Bilateral trade deals — comprehensive Free Trade Agreements negotiated between two parties to mutual benefit — would be impossible without
🇬🇧 We're already securing them.
With almost a fifth of EU GDP (18.2%) having been cut by the UK's departure from the bloc, why is not every country in the world with a trade deal with Brussels not hammering on its door demanding renegotiation?
Because negotiating with the EU is a painful process, that's why!
🇬🇧🇲🇦 The DIT (
) should establish a working group with the Moroccan Minister of Industry & Trade, with immedate effect, to prepare for a comprehensive, bilateral, bespoke and ambitious Free Trade Agreement between our two countries.
Well over a million people (1,127,900 now and counting) have signed this petition. At the very least it will demonstrate the extent of contempt that so many in the UK have for this man Blair. Let him — and the Establishment — know.
For those who are interested, here is a useful article on the extent of the UK's rail freight network and which sectors are most using it to transport goods to our ports. It lists major intermodal freight terminals at sea ports and inland terminals.
It is interesting to note that approximately one third (35.7%) of UK goods and services exported worldwide during the twelve months ending June 2021 went to the EU excluding Ireland, a country with which we have an historic relationship.
6.7% went to Ireland.