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MP hails Brexit deal

David Mundell has urged people to "grasp the opportunities" of the new trading arrangements in place from Friday

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By Euan Maxwell
MP hails Brexit deal

LOCAL MP David Mundell has welcomed news of a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU, which was announced on Christmas Eve.

The Westminster representative for Dumfriesshire said the arrangements, which come into effect from January 1, “protect EU-UK trade with no quotas and tariffs, while allowing us to strike new trade deals around the world.”

However, he added: “Of course, any such deal is a compromise and there will inevitably some people who will be unhappy with parts of the deal, but that is not a reason to vote it down and face leaving with no deal on Friday morning and the disruption that would bring.

“We really now need to grasp the opportunities that come from this deal and work together to overcome any challenges. It’s time to put the Brexit divisions behind us and move on, with defeating the coronavirus pandemic the absolute priority.”

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