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The trade secretary has approved a UK trade stand at the Eurostar terminal in Brussels – a sly dig at the city’s bigwigs. 

Mr Fox’s decision will “fly the flag for the country” and help promote British trade in Europe, according to government officials. 

The decision was praised by MP Daniel Kawczynski, who said it was a “great opportunity”. 

Mr Kawczynski told BrexitCentral: “It’s a great opportunity to park the tanks on the EU’s lawn.

“At present, people will continue travel to Brussels in great numbers as the capital of the EU but now they have the opportunity to see the UK’s world class exports.” 

The old department for UK Trade and Investment was in hibernation for decades and there was no Government interest in exporting globally. But now Brexit has focused the Government and private sector on the huge exporting opportunity overseas.”

And international trade minister Mark Garnier said the stall would promote the UK as a “ideal destination” for investment. 

He said: “As an international economic department, we are driving forward trade opportunities with the world as we look to leave the EU and we have attracted more foreign direct investment projects than ever before, creating and safeguarding hundreds of thousands of jobs. 

“Through this campaign, we’re making the most of every chance to promote the UK as an ideal destination for investment – including as a world centre for motorsport. We will continue to fly the flag for the country and make clear we are open for business.”

It comes after Project Fear conspiracists were once again proved wrong when an anti-slavery campaigner said Britain may find it easier to combat people trafficking outside the EU. 

Kevin Hyland rejected claims Brexit could make it harder to fight traffickers and said Britain’s efforts could even benefit outside the bloc. 

He told the Telegraph: “I know the relationship [with the EU and Europol] has to change, for a number of reason. But I’ve worked with, in my past role, countries like the US, Thailand and India. When an offence happens, with those countries we have mutual legal assistance treaties. We will still have a relationship with Europol.

“We don’t know what the terms and conditions are and how it is going to be managed. If that is all managed well, and governed well, it could actually create a process whereby we know who’s coming in and where they’re working.” 



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