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During an interview with talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, the Brexit Party chairman stated that UK businesses have had four years to prepare for the UK leaving the European Union. He added that only 10 percent of British businesses export to the European Union.
Ms Hartley-Brewer: “Do you predict that there will be problems for business if we do not get enough of a warning that there will be a no deal?”
Mr Tice said: “It is important to put it into context Julia.
“The reality is that it is only about 10 percent of the businesses in the UK that we are talking about that export to the EU.
“They have had actually over four years to get ready for the end of this transition period.
“They know how to export, they know what is involved, sometimes they have arrangements with customs agents.
“I believe that well run businesses will get themselves sorted whatever the arrangement.”
He added: “All this nonsense about queues in Dover, businesses have worked out that is a risk and have made arrangements to use other ports and transport.
“Smart business people will make it work, the truth is as a nation there are far bigger challenges more businesses all over the country.
“Brexit is really just a pimple on the nose of the challenges businesses and residents in the UK face.”
On Wednesday, the Environment Secretary shut down concerns that Brexit could lead to a fall in UK food standards that could seriously damage farmers around the country.
George Eustice assured ITV‘s Peston that there is a prohibition of sales of lower standard products that threaten to compete with British farmers.
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The Conservative MP said: “We have set up just a commission: the Trade and Agriculture Commission.
“It’s what the NFU asked for, though since then they’ve said they’d like it placed on a statutory footing.
“We don’t think that’s necessary, we’ve got a manifesto commitment.
“We have all the powers we need to prevent lower standard foods entering this country.”
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