Responding to reports that the Government will seek an extension to the transition period in response to the growing COVID-19 crisis, Best for Britain CEO Naomi Smith said:
“The Government has our full support in combatting this public health emergency. But in light of the current crisis, we must be single-minded in our desire to kill COVID-19 and keep people safe.
“Our country is fighting this disease tooth and nail, but we need to tackle one crisis at a time. It makes no sense to impose an arbitrary deadline for a trade deal with the EU under those circumstances. If we give ourselves no time, we won’t get a good deal – it’s as simple as that.
“Britain stands to benefit massively by removing that unhelpful deadline.”
Best for Britain has been calling for the extension of transition and you can ask your MP to support it here.