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No free trade deal until Brexit settled, says Australian minister
Australia's trade minister has told the UK that any post-Brexit trade deal between the nations will have to wait for his country to complete parallel negotiations with the European Union.

Steven Ciobo said it would most likely be at least two-and-a-half years before formal Australia-UK talks could begin, as Britain would have to complete its exit from the EU before this happened.

According to the Brexiters, Australia couldn't wait to sign a free trade agreement with UK...

And note that the Australian minister says that talks would begin after Brexit is effective. Add to that a few years for the FTA to be completed.

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

by Melanchthon on Wed Sep 7th, 2016 at 08:08:03 AM EST

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