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Boris Johnson: “Obviously if we can’t, then we’ll have the very good option also of an Australian-style arrangement”

No deal is NOT an “Australian style arrangement”. It’s worse than the arrangement Australia has with the EU.


The British government has tried to disguise “no deal” by calling it an “Australian-type relationship”.

It’s a fig leaf that doesn’t work.

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Australia doesn’t have a free trade agreement with the EU.

But it does have some agreements, including access to tariff quotas that are specifically for Australian agricultural exports.

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Without an agreement, some British exports would have no access to the EU market via UK-specific tariff-quotas.

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For several important agricultural products such as lamb, that would mean the UK being unable to export those products to the EU because the duty would be too high.

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In order to have “Australian-type” access, the UK would have to reach agreement with Brussels. There would have to be some kind of deal.

Oh, and by the way, Australia and the EU are negotiating an FTA because …

“Australia is seeking an ambitious and comprehensive FTA with the EU to drive Australian exports, economic growth and job creation.”

An “Australian-style arrangement”…

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