Europe is prepping for a trade war no-one wants

Asked if the EU was preparing lists of UK goods against which to levy tariffs, Mr Martin told me: “We’re not going to get into the detail of anything like that, because hopefully, that’s something we don’t ever have to contemplate. For now, I’m simply saying, and I’ve been consistently saying, get down there, get into the tunnel, UK government and EU, negotiate and get the technocrats in there.”

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