I entered politics to see us be free of the shackles of the EU and I agree with you about the importance of us getting this right. You are totally correct that we must not accept a sub-par deal with the EU and I am pleased that the UK Government is taking the necessary measures to prepare for no further deal.
The UK is still seeking a Canada-style trading relationship with the EU, but if it is not possible to reach an agreement by the end of the transition period, then from 1st January 2021 the UK will apply the UKGT to EU imports, and the EU would apply its Common External Tariff to UK exports.
I understand that the Government has consulted with businesses and individuals across the UK on the development of the UKGT, which has been tailored to the needs of the UK economy. Indeed, the UKGT will be simpler and easier to use than the CET as it is calculated in pounds, brings in lower tariffs and rounds tariffs down.
The UK will leave the transition period at the end of the year with or without a further agreement and I am confident that we will prosper as an independent nation. We will have control over our borders, laws and fisheries and our economic and political independence will be restored.