Tuesday 27 February 2018 / 1:14 PM Barry Gardiner / Brexit

Liam Fox is divorced from reality and isolated from British businesses and workers – Barry Gardiner

Barry Gardiner MP, Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary, responding to Liam Fox’s speech today, said:

“It’s good to see Liam Fox confirming that Labour want a Brexit that protects jobs and the economy.

“We all want to see new trade deals. Labour’s view is that it makes sense to negotiate them alongside the largest trading bloc in the world.

“Jeremy Corbyn announced yesterday that Labour would seek to negotiate a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union to ensure that there are no tariffs with Europe. We would also seek to ensure the UK has a say and agreement in future trade deals.

“Liam Fox is divorced from reality and isolated from British businesses and workers.”