Friday, 28 July 2017
MR HAMMOND, THE GERMANS ARE TREMBLING IN THEIR BOOTS
Mr Hammond, we will lose all the advantage if you extend the Brexit period. We shouldn't reveal our hand to the EU, and in particular to the Germans. It would be better to get out now, knowing what we want. The 26 countries of the EU will take longer than anyone imagines to sort things out. In the meantime we will suffer because business will not know where it stands. We could beat the Germans at their own game. The EU will slowly but surely grind them down. We would be nimble and travel without the shackles of the EU.