Two-Thirds Feel ‘Left in the Dark’ About Impact of Post-Brexit Trade Deals



Patrick Daly | The Independent

More than two-thirds of the UK public feel “left in the dark” about the impact that post-Brexit trade deals struck by the Government will have.

The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss has been tasked with establishing bespoke deals with worldwide allies after the UK regained the power to negotiate its own trading terms by leaving the European Union last year.

But while a host of rollover deals with countries have been secured, mirroring the terms that had initially been in place when a member of the European bloc, and fresh agreements with Japan and Australia have been signed, a survey has found that Britons feel the Government has not been open about what the bilateral treaties entail.

A survey of more than 3,000 UK adults found that 67% felt the public receives too little information from ministers about trade deals, with only 7% recording they knew that the UK had a deal in place with Japan.

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