Brexiteers should cheer on Brussels as it strikes free trade deals with Australia and New Zealand

July 22, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

Britain should take advantage of the European Union’s reinvigorated trade policy, given fresh impetus by the election of Donald Trump, to strike its own free trade agreements after Brexit.

On Tuesday, the EU gave European Commission negotiators the green light to start trade talks with Australia and New Zealand.

Brexiters have in the past rightly criticised the ponderous years-long pace of EU trade negotiations but they should now cheer on Brussels as it secures agreements with the likes of Japan, Mexico, Singapore, and Canada.

The bloc’s trade credentials were in tatters before the referendum. The EU failed to get the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) signed off before the…

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