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December 5, 2019

There’s already [a trade deal with the EU] agreement… in principle. It’s there

Truthfullness 0 / 5

Fact checked by: realitycheck


This is not true, the EU is not allowed by law to conduct any formal negotiations on a trade deal until after the UK has left.

Even if the UK left on the 31st there’s a mantate that the 27 EU countries have to agree to from that point. This means negotiations couldn’t even start for about 6 weeks.

Then when the process starts, it takes years, whereas Javid claimed it would be complete by the end of the year.

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