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Focus on substance rather than Diwali deadline, trade secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan told.
International Agreements Committee warns of dangers of ‘arbitary’ Diwali deadline. / The government's rushed negotiating strategy for getting a Brexit free trade agreement (FTA) with India risks a bad deal, a parliamentary committee has warned.
Ruptures have once again emerged across government over the direction of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy, with environment secretary George Eustice raising concerns about a potential deal with India.
The end of the transition period was merely a staging post within a process that will be long with us, says Chris Grey.
Sam Bright summarises the key issues with the UK’s attempts to forge new economic alliances after leaving the world’s largest trading bloc.
Brussels and Delhi tipped to open talks on free trade agreement within days – while UK admits ‘shared intent to begin work’ only.
Kevin Rudd (former Australian PM) - The idea the U.K. could do a quick FTA with India post #brexit is “the biggest bucket of bollocks” I've heard from the brexiteers so far.
Another Brexit advertising campaign. They've replaced sporting events as signs of the changing seasons. Instead of Wimbledon or the Olympics, we get Michael Gove talking gibberish on television and further millions poured into preparedness exercises for an outcome with no tangible benefits.
Shortened trade talks will result in ‘flimsy’ deal, former British prime minister says
Brexit is a Tory invention and pro-Europeans must still fight the prospect of EU exile, writes Will Hutton.
The government should ease migration rules for Indians coming to Britain if it wants to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with one of the world’s fastest growing economies, says the Commons foreign affairs committee.
Hostile immigration policies will do untold damage to the UK’s manufacturing industry. It is baffling that the government is willing to implement such a strategy, says Lord Bilimoria.
India's finance minister has said that a free trade deal with Britain will take a "long time" and that no negotiations will start until the Brexit process has been completed.
The EU, as a single market entity, has been India’s largest trading partner for the past several years. / "In November 2016 ... Theresa May made a quick visit to India, hoping to get the negotiations off the ground. However, she was given short shrift in India, which clearly did not see any reason to get into bed with the UK without first knowing anything about its divorce conditions with the EU."
The government must make it easier for Indians to come to Britain to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with one of the world’s fastest growing economies, a group of MPs have said.
Brexiteers had hoped to build trade links quickly after EU withdrawal. / Yashvardhan Sinha, India’s high commissioner to Britain, said that such a deal was “not going to be done overnight”.