Sunday, 13 August 2017

Philip Hammond and Liam Fox in post-Brexit deal call

The UK will need a transition period to help businesses adjust after Brexit, the chancellor and the international trade secretary have said.

In a joint Sunday Telegraph article, Philip Hammond and Liam Fox stressed any deal would not be indefinite or a "back door" to staying in the EU.

Their comments are being seen as an attemptt to show unity between rival sides in Theresa May's cabinet.

The Liberal Democrats said Mr Hammond had "been brought back in line".

"What this is about is getting Philip Hammond back on track with a hard Brexit program," Tom Brake, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, said.
"What we don't know from this letter is exactly how this is going to work. It's also not clear how long the transition period is going to be."

BBC     News.