No deal Brexit ‘the only one I know how to achieve’, admits Liam Fox

Liam Fox grinning like an idiot
John Shafthauer

The disgraced former defence secretary Liam Fox famously said a post-Brexit trade deal would be the “easiest in human history”. He’s now saying a no-deal Brexit is the most likely.

So what changed?

According to the man himself:

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I… err… may not have looked into this whole Brexit thing before the referendum.

Or during.

Or since.

Best laid plans

Before Brexit, Fox and his buddy Dave Davis drew up a list of what they wanted from Brexit. This list included:

  • A cracking trade deal.
  • Return of the British Empire.
  • Brand new series of Only Fools and Horses.
  • Genetically modified bulldogs with the face and wit of Winston Churchill.
  • A thousand years of Tory rule.

In the first round of talks, the EU made it clear they weren’t in a position to offer any of this. It then began talking about things like trading blocs and customs unions. It was at this point that the Brexiteers lost interest.

No deal or no deal

Fox explained that the benefits of a no-deal Brexit are:

  • He just about understands how to achieve it.
  • It should be quick to arrange.
  • He won’t have to attend any more boring meetings about the Irish border.

Several economists have said the downsides of a no-deal Brexit would be many. They’re not sure how many, as they haven’t finished writing them all out yet.

They started the list last week.

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Featured image via Tech. Sgt. Michele A. Desrochers – Wikimedia [IMAGE WAS ALTERED]

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