Brexit no obstacle to WTO leadership bid, says Liam Fox




Liam Fox has downplayed the importance of Brexit in his bid to be the first British boss of the World Trade Organization.

The Leave-backing former cabinet minister said not every country “sees every issue through the Brexit prism”.

He also insisted it was not too early for a Briton to lead the WTO, following the UK’s EU exit in January.

The Tory MP is one of eight candidates vying to replace Brazilian Roberto Azevedo as director-general.

Candidates have until early September to drum up support among 164 member countries, who want to find consensus on a replacement by 7 November.

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