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Old 26.11.2019, 13:11
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How so? I want an FTA with the EU after Brexit.
Not if they are of the same mind as Canada, though...

From July '19

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Canada is refusing to extend its trade deal with the European Union to the UK if there is no Brexit agreement, BuzzFeed News has learned.

The decision — in which Canada would not “roll over” the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement if the UK abandons its withdrawal agreement with Brussels — is a huge blow to Britain's hopes of maintaining continuity in a no-deal Brexit, and it could severely impact businesses that sell goods to the Canadian market.

It goes against assurances from Conservative ministers who have insisted that replicating the UK's existing trade arrangements would be straightforward.

Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, promised in 2017 that up to 40 EU trade deals would be replicated by the time Britain left the union. CETA is one of the biggest it had hoped to have in place.
Getting FTAs in place was described as a "walk in the park", right? Maybe a walk in the park when you've thrown your shoes in the duck pond.

And hacked off your own feet.
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