Research conducted by Get Britain Out has revealed at least 35 countries outside the EU are already looking to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with a post-Brexit United Kingdom.
Jayne Adye, Director of cross-party, Eurosceptic group Get Britain Out comments:
“This research destroys the myth at the heart of Project Fear. The UK won’t be isolated after Brexit, and clearly doesn’t need the EU’s so-called ‘clout’. We have our own ‘clout’ and the rest of the world can see it, even if the EU cannot.
“Trade deals tailored to the UK’s economy are now possible, rather than time-consuming compromises with other EU Member States. Deals will now be solely in the best interests of the UK and our trading partners, rather than needless sacrifices to benefit Spanish tomato growers or facilitate visas for Romanians.
“Signing all these trade deals cannot be achieved until we actually leave both the EU and its Customs Union. While we are members of the EU, the EU alone has the exclusive right to negotiate our trade deals. Therefore, the triggering of Article 50 will be the beginning of a Global Britain.”
Senior law and policy makers from each of these countries – or senior figures from the customs union they are members of – have already suggested an intention to strike a free trade deal with the UK after Brexit takes place.
These countries are:
United Arab Emirates
United States of America