UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks while Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during their joint news conference in London on January 10. Britain’s attempts at negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hit a roadblock when Tokyo expressed frustration with UK officials’ negotiation tactics. Photo: Pool via Bloomberg
Andrew Hammond
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Andrew Hammond

Mixed pre-Brexit messaging with Japan and China has muddled the UK’s post-Brexit future

  • Trade with major partners like Tokyo and Beijing was a major selling point for Brexit, but a series of faux pas has officials scrambling to undo the damage before the EU departure date

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May speaks while Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens during their joint news conference in London on January 10. Britain’s attempts at negotiating a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan hit a roadblock when Tokyo expressed frustration with UK officials’ negotiation tactics. Photo: Pool via Bloomberg
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