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Who knows what may have happened in Parliament regarding Brexit by the time you read this, we may even be in a General Election campaign, but I think it’s important I give my general thoughts on the situation.

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One of my last public appearances as the trade minister was to speak at a Westminster Hall debate in July about the NHS and future trade deals.

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We hear all the time that ‘no deal Brexit’ means we will ‘trade on WTO rules’ but, often, little more is explained.

So, here’s some stuff about the World Trade Organisation. It has 164 members – that’s almost everyone - and it’s really where countries negotiate global trade rules.

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Now I’m a trade minister I have become acutely aware of the demand for British goods and the enormous opportunities that exist across the globe for British exports.

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Living in a largely rural constituency obviously has many plus points but, in the 21st century, poor internet speed most certainly isn’t one of them for many Meon Valley residents.

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The UK being able to make trade deals is certainly one of the most important aspects of us leaving the European Union.

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Donald Trump certainly continues to be controversial. Everyone from the left and even the centre right of just about every country in the world are, at times, unhappy with the man.

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It was a real privilege to be given the role as Minister for Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade last month and it’s fair to say my feet haven’t touched the ground since.

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The NHS is 70 years old. It’s an institution the people of Britain very much admire, particularly its dedicated staff.

Everyone knows it’s been under pressure and there is a general appetite across the UK for it to be better funded.