UK-New Zealand trade deal close but will only have a ‘minuscule’ impact in British shops, experts say 31/08/2021
The UK and New Zealand are close to a trade agreement but experts have dismissed it as making little difference to British consumers.
Smaller industries set to be sacrificial lambs as UK desperately seeks new trade deals with Australia and others – Scotsman comment 03/06/2021
‘‘It raises in to question whether we should be signing a free trade agreement with a country that has demonstrated it will not necessarily honour an international agreement it has signed.’’
New Zealand is "very frustrated" with the pace of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, the country's deputy prime minister has said.
New Zealand has protested at the lack of progress in talks over a post-Brexit trade deal, insisting the UK is not “match-fit” for negotiations.
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.
Nothing to see here - Chris Grey 19/06/2020
'The Brexiters have no more idea in private than they do in public about what they are doing. Predictions based upon their concealed intent project on to them a competence they simply don’t possess.'
Brexit trade deal with New Zealand will have 'close to zero' benefit to UK economy, government admits 18/06/2020
Deal could lower welfare of the population and shrink GDP.
Philip Hammond - Tariff free trade deals would only contribute a tiny amount to our GDP... so we must quash "this myth that third country trade deals will solve all our problems"