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The Sun: Senior Brexiteers urge Theresa May to call EU’s bluff

Date: 27 01 2018

Senior Brexiteers urge Theresa May to call EU’s bluff — by accepting ‘off the shelf’ Canada-style free trade deal

Leave Means Leave campaigners have written to the PM in a move that is backed by ex-Brexit Minister David Jones and leading business figures

SENIOR Brexiteers have urged Theresa May to call the EU’s bluff — by accepting the “off the shelf” Canada-style free trade deal.

Leave Means Leave campaigners have written to the PM in a move that is backed by ex-Brexit Minister David Jones and leading business figures.

They warn “the clock is ticking and we are approaching the last moment at which business can properly prepare for Brexit”.

The letter, also signed by ex-Chancellor Lord Lawson, businessman John Mills and Wetherspoons Chair Tim Martin, says it would cover 98 per cent of goods and 92 per cent of agriculture and terms could be agreed by July.

Co-chair of Leave Means Leave John Longworth said the Canada arrangement “has the advantage that it could be agreed quickly, eliminating the need for a blanket transition period and bringing forward the advantages of global free trade”.

January 27th, 2018: The Sun