Umunna – Leavers have broken their promise on a two-year trade deal

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s admission that it will take longer than two years to negotiate a free trade deal between Britain and the EU, Chuka Umunna MP, Chair of Vote Leave Watch, said:

"In less than a week since Article 50 was triggered, key Leave campaign promises are already falling by the wayside.

"They said we would have a comprehensive agreement covering both the divorce settlement and a free trade deal completed by 2019. But now the Prime Minister has admitted this isn't going to happen.

"Quitting the EU without a trade agreement that delivers 'the exact same benefits' as our Single Market membership will hit our trade, put up prices in the shops, and make working people worse off."

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The story is reported here: http://news.sky.com/story/no-signed-future-brexit-deal-within-two-years-says-theresa-may-10824347