'Too Many Demands' for 'Political Integration': Farage Wary of UK Joining Pacific Trade Bloc

'Too Many Demands' for 'Political Integration': Farage Wary of UK Joining Pacific Trade Bloc


Brexit leader Nigel Farage is wary of the UK joining the major pacific trading bloc CPTPP, warning the country could find itself being forced to accept “political harmonisation”, after having just left the European Union.

Earlier this week, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss said that the government was pushing ahead with plans to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and could do so in as little as 12 months.

The bloc is comprised of Pacific rim nations Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam and is the third-largest trading zone.

Speaking to Breitbart News Daily‘s Alex Marlow about the proposals on Wednesday, Nigel Farage expressed scepticism, saying: “There is a very, very big difference between a relative straightforward free trade deal, where you remove tariffs and barriers, and just allow people and companies to make choices — that’s fine —

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