Commenting on the British Retail Consortium report, Richard Tice, Co-Chair of Leave Means Leave said:
“This report is totally flawed and unambitious for Britain. 
“Firstly, it fails to realise that Britain is already a member of the World Trade Organisation.
“Secondly, it wrongly assumes that we cannot start negotiating with other non-EU countries until after Britain formally leaves the EU in 2019.
“Thirdly, it falls into the trap set by the EU that we cannot negotiate an FTA with the EU until we have agreed an exit deal. This is legally incorrect under Article 50. There is no need to have a 2 year transition deal post Brexit day in 2019. 
“The British Retail Consortium is, like many other lobbying groups for big business, trying to dilute Brexit and failing to spot the opportunities.
“This report should be ignored.”