Really, who could have predicted that international trade deals would be difficult?

International Trade Secretary, 2017: replicating the 40 free trade deals that the UK currently benefits from via the EU before Brexit? Should be simple to just roll them over.

Me (knowing nothing about International Trade deals, free or not): 🤔 Really? Because it seems as if it might be kind of complicated.

ITS, 2 months from Brexit date: So far we’ve completed 0/40 deals, but we’re really hopeful that it will all work out!

Me: YOU ASTONISH ME.

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