A letter to the Daily Telegraph:
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SIR – The Trump administration’s move towards trade protectionism shows the benefit to Britain of being a member of the EU customs union.
Liam Fox, the Trade Secretary and arch-Atlanticist, unsuccessfully lobbied Washington for an exemption of UK steel from punitive tariffs. By the effort of Cecilia Malmström, the EU trade commissioner (representing all 28 EU members), such an exemption was secured. It was prolonged earlier this week for another month.