Brexit news: Peter Bone backs UK to sort EU trade deal by NEXT WEEK or commit to no deal | UK | News (Reports)

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The Conservative MP was discussing the Government’s approaches to Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic following the departure of Dominic Cummings as Boris Johnson’s special advisor. Mr Bone told Sky News that the UK Government will have a “comprehensive trade deal” with the European Union by Thursday or will commit to a no deal Brexit. 

Mr Bone said: “Well Brexit, of course, we have left the European Union, we are no longer part of the European Union.

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“I think by Thursday this week we are either going to have a comprehensive trade deal which I hope we have and I think we will have.

“Or there will be a no deal, so that will be out of the way this week.

“And Covid, this terrible pandemic, the Government obviously has to focus on it.

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“I think they are doing the best job they can and having some new faces in Downing Street will help with that process.”

Earlier this week it was announced that Dominic Cummings would be leaving his role at Downing Street with immediate effect.

He has been pictured leaving Number 10 with a cardboard box in his arms. 

On Friday, Conservative MP Roger Gale slammed Dominic Cummings’ performance as the Prime Minister’s special advisor. 

“And who is able to give the Prime Minister the right advice.

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“The advice that he needs, telling him what he needs to hear not what he wants to hear, enabling him to do what is a very difficult job.

“Instead of that, it seems to me that Mr Cummings has been a dead weight around his neck since April, since the Barnard Castle affair.

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“And the Prime Minister has spent a huge amount of political capital, unnecessarily, defending the indefensible.”

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