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'Whether Brexit deal or no deal, trade between SA and UK won't be disrupted'

10 October 2019 8:27 AM
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Brexit
South Africa
UK
Nigel Casey
Britain High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey weighs in on what is likely to happen when Britain leaves the EU.

Negotiators are meeting this week to find a way forward on how Britain will leave the United Kingdom.

The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing a new rebellion from his cabinet over concerns of a no-deal Brexit, with a group of cabinet ministers poised to resign.

RELATED: SA concludes new deal with the UK ahead of Brexit

What will a no-deal Brexit mean for Britain and what will it mean for South Africa?

Britain High Commissioner to South Africa Nigel Casey joins Bongani Bngwa to give more insight on the matter.

It is uncertain and I cannot tell you what is going to happen over the next few weeks as we progress towards the 31 October.

Nigel Casey, Britain High Commissioner to South Africa

He adds that there is some good news, however, for the last two years, there has been a need to negotiate and sign a need to secure South Africa's trade deal regardless of what happens in the Brexit debate.

The good news is last night in London, ministers from the UK signed the text of an agreement we have reached to safeguard trade between South Africa and the UK. Whether there is a Brexit deal or no deal, trade between South Africa and the UK won't be disrupted.

Nigel Casey, Britain High Commissioner to South Africa

He adds that it is possible that a no-deal Brexit can still happen.

We have made it clear that it is not the government's favourite outcome, it would be bad news for the UK and bad news for our EU partners.

Nigel Casey, Britain High Commissioner to South Africa

Listen below to the full conversation:


10 October 2019 8:27 AM
Tags:
Brexit
South Africa
UK
Nigel Casey

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