Philip calls for the Government to focus on trade with countries like Israel after leaving the EU

Government must focus on trade with countries like Israel when the UK leaves the European Union, Shipley MP Philip Davies said.

Mr Davies said: “There is immense potential for growth in bilateral trade and investment between the UK and Israel after we leave the EU. Does the minister share my hope for greater levels of trade with the start up nation and will he update the House on the progress made by the UK Israel working group.”

International Trade Minister Graham Stuart said: “Britain’s relationship with Israel is stronger than it has ever been with record levels of bilateral co-operation with trade investment, science and technology. As he rightly says the UK Israel trade working group is making good progress in ensuring continuity in our trading relationships as we leave the EU.”

Mr Davies has previously told critics that there is no reason the EU would not agree a free trade deal with the UK. Britain has a huge trade deficit and it would be “economic suicide” for them not to agree.