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The government isn’t being honest about Brexit Britain’s trade prospects

A former Assistant Director at the Department for International Trade sounds a warning

By David Henig  

Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

If you travel around the UK meeting exporters—as I did as a trade policy expert working for the UK government over the last few years—you can’t help but be impressed. Across the country there are innovative businesses selling goods and services across the world, showing there is still a flair for trade in the UK. Whether a member of the European Union or not, a major focus of UK trade policy should be supporting these businesses and assisting in their growth.

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