Hammond and Fox try to present united cabinet front over Brexit by penning joint Telegraph article

13 Aug , 2017 Business

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LONDON — Chancellor Philip Hammond and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have attempted to quell any accusations of a divide within the government over the UK’s approach to Brexit.

Writing in a joint article in the Sunday Telegraph, two of Prime Minister Theresa May’s most senior ministers said that the UK will seek a transition deal for leaving the EU, but that any deal will not be a “back door” to staying in the bloc and would be limited in its time period.

“We want our economy to remain strong and vibrant through this period of change. That means businesses need to have confidence that there will not be a cliff-edge when we leave the EU in just over twenty months’ time,” the pair write.

“That is why we believe a time-limited interim period will be important to further our national interest and give business greater certainty – but it cannot be indefinite; it cannot be a back door to staying in the EU.

Hammond and Fox have previously been seen to be sitting on two different sides of the Brexit fence. Hammond, who campaigned to remain in the EU prior to last June’s vote, has publicly made clear that he favours a …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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