The former business minister, who sat in cabinet until July, said Theresa May was a voice of sanity following the referendum, but that the prime minister needed to explain even in “broad terms” what she wanted out of Brexit, as three months later we are “no further forward, and it’s her job to lead us”.
“Liam Fox’s speech this week was very worrying; in fact, it was delusional,” she told the Guardian. “How can we have ‘freer’ free trade? Let’s get real, for God’s sake. It’s really worrying that these are the senior people who have the future of our country in their hands. May is the voice of sanity, and without her I don’t know where the three Brexiteers would take us.”
We currently do not have free trade with the world. Because we are forced, by our membership of the EU customs union, to impose tariffs on goods from outside the EU.
Thus, if we leave the customs union, we can have more free trade. That is, freer, free trade.
That you don’t know this is worrying.