Brexit trade deal without services would not be ‘fair’: Hammond

London (AFP) – British finance minister Philip Hammond said Wednesday that a free trade deal between London and the European Union that does not include the financial services sector would not be “fair”.

“A trade deal will only happen if it’s fair and balances the interest of both sides … Given the shape of the British economy and our trade balance with the EU 27, it’s hard to see how any deal that did not include services could look like a fair and balanced settlement,” Hammond said in a keynote speech in London.

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