Liam Fox attacked fear mongers who said the UK economy would collapse after Brexit, along with announcing a new board of trade.
Mr Fox told the House of Commons this morning: “The Project Fear doom-mongers were wrong! We’ve had a positive response from other governments.
“They, like us, want to ensure there is no disruption to trade at point of departure of the EU. We will want to get as many of those in place as we can, part of that depends upon the willingness of partners to get it ready on time.
“There are obviously contingency measures under WTO rules to ensure contingent market access in any case.”
Mr Fox also announced the creation of a new board of trade which will work in the interest of the nation after Brexit.
— Department for International Trade (@tradegovuk) October 12, 2017
He said in the Commons: “It will bring together leading figures from business and politics from all four nations – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“It will meet four times a year, rotating around the UK to guarantee businesses in every region have the chance to raise the issues that matter most to them.”
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