Gove: Canada-style FTA would be 'straightforward' for EU

The Government has published its negotiating mandate for trade talks with the European Union. The guidelines state the UK's intention to rely on World Trade Organisation terms under an arrangement with the EU similar to Australia's if progress on a comprehensive deal cannot be made. Michael Gove says that Michel Barnier "has always been clear that a Canada-style free trade agreement is one that the EU would be more than happy with.".