Commenting David Davis’ claim that a formal treaty on Trade will be signed by March 2019 Liberal Democrat Spokesperson Tom Brake said:
“Given everything we know about how long the EU takes to negotiate trade deals – 7 years for the Canada deal which doesn’t even cover most services – and Sir Ivan Rogers’ comments that it will take 10 years to reach agreement, David Davis has clearly lost all touch with reality.
"His timeline for delivering a trade deal is impossible. He knows it, we know it and the EU knows it.
"With senior Ministers making more and more frequent outlandish promises, the case for a final vote on the deal has never been stronger."