Free trade deal “in both sides’ interest.” – Academic on EU-UK Brexit negotiations


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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Chief Brexit negotiator David Frost has stated that the UK is prepared to sever ties with the EU under WTO rules, should a reasonable free trade deal not be forthcoming. The powers that be in Brussels have of course reiterated the notion that there should be an economic level playing field after Brexit, whereby EU citizens would still be able to freely live and work in the UK, and the bloc could retain access to British fishing waters. But will either side cave in for the sake of avoiding market turbulence? Dr Connal Parr; Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, gave his views on the matter. For more stories visit our website Listen to us online Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram We'd also love to get your feedback at

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