Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes Italian PM’s comments on EU-UK trade deal

14th December 2017

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown welcomes comments from Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni, calling on the EU to give the UK a “tailor-made” trade deal. 

Paolo Gentiloni, the Italian Prime Minister, called on the EU this week to give the UK a “tailor-made” trade deal. Is it not precisely that sort of sentiment that would help all sectors if we concluded a trade deal that suited them?

My hon. Friend raises an interesting point. We need to reflect on the fact that the UK is uniquely aligned among the countries that will be outside the EU; it is a huge market for the EU. There is a real opportunity for the EU to do a trade deal with what will be its biggest export market.

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