Happy Friday folks!!

Here is a bright, shiny new trade deal for you as a gift wrapped #Brexit present from our friends in #Japan ๐ŸŽŽ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ

Remainers said we couldn't get a better deal than the #EU

Here's why they were wrong...(again)


[1] Digital is the future and this is streets ahead of the EU deal in that respect. There is an increased level of data recognition & a ban on data localisation, which will prevent UK businesses from having the extra cost of setting up servers in Japan. Huge for our #Tech sector.
[2] Financial services are our biggest export to Japan, accounting for 28% of all UK exports. This deal provides increased access for our invaluable Financial Services industry and much deeper regulatory co-operation - something the #EU wouldn't allow.
[3] Japan have agreed to waive tariffs on things we actually care about and produce like luxury fashion goods and food and drink. No more horse trading of the interests of UK producers against EU counterparts 'for the greater good of the EU'.
[4] Japan have agreed to recognise and protect certain unique UK brands - from English sparkling wine to Yorkshire Wensleydale to Welsh lamb. The EU deal gave us 7...

We have lifted this to 70!! ๐Ÿ’ช
[5] More protections for our booming creative sector with Japanese co-operation on illegal piracy and agreed mutual enforcement on intellectual property rights - particularly in the online sphere.
[6] Tariffs on UK exports like malt, pork and beef are dropping further and faster than before - helping to support British farming with new, and fast expanding, global markets.
[7] Most importantly of all, we have received Japan's blessing to join the CPTPP, soon to become the largest free trade block in the world.

No ECJ, no freedom of movement, no billions every year - just free trade between friends and allies including ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

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