Government’s ‘ideological’ approach to Brexit trade deals condemned by senior Tory

Former Cabinet minister George Eustice says too much has been given away in the name of free trade

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Wednesday 10 May 2023 06:07 BST
Former Environment Secretary George Eustice (James Manning/PA)
Former Environment Secretary George Eustice (James Manning/PA) (PA Wire)

A former Conservative cabinet minister has criticised the government's "ideological" approach to signing Brexit trade deals.

George Eustice, who served as environment secretary under Boris Johnson, said ministers and officials gave too much away in trade talks without getting much in return.

The Tory MP made the comments during a candid interview about his time in government, conducted by the Institute for Government think-tank.

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