The department charged with securing trade after Brexit is not fit for the role and has been forced to delay projects as it struggles with a skills shortage, a damning report warns today.
Liam Fox’s running of the Department for International Trade (DIT) is criticised for failing to even properly set out the “capabilities and level of capacity” it will need to deliver for British business.
It does make you wonder what Liam Fox has been doing all this time since he became the trade secretary. It's not as if he's been signing trade deals all round the world, because we're not allowed to yet.
The article goes on to say that some of the best candidates who might have been our trade negotiators have been poached by the EU. You couldn't make it up if you tried.