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UK "hard" Brexit campaigners attempt to put pressure on EU governments

BBC reporting the latest lobbying initiative from Leave Means Leave 28 Dec

Say the Beeb:

Campaign group Leave Means Leave, who want a "hard" Brexit, have written to the chambers of commerce in all the other 27 EU states, asking them to call for a " sensible agreement regarding the terms of Britain's exit from the EU ".The letter warns that trade barriers would have a "detrimental effect ". It also calls for uninterrupted trade as well as near-zero tariffs.

The letter was written by Leave Means Leave co-chairs Richard Tice and John Longworth, the former British Chambers of Commerce director-general. The group wants to ensure Brexit means the UK is no longer a member of the EU's single market.

"Businesses across Europe will want trade with the UK to continue as usual after Brexit and any hint of trade barriers by the European Commission will be rejected,"

"It is vital that these business leaders make representations to their national governments to ensure that the EU is open for business."

Mr Longworth told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the UK would prosper outside the EU as it sought free trade agreements with partners around the world.

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