22 Jan 2019

Ardern, May sign pledge for UK-NZ trade after Brexit

From Morning Report, 7:11 am on 22 January 2019

The United Kingdom and New Zealand have signed a mutual recognition agreement, where the UK has pledged trade continuity following Brexit at a meeting at 10 Downing Street. Ms Ardern has used the meeting to push for certainty that New Zealand won't be worse off in terms of trade after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union at the end of March. Her meeting with her British counterpart was just hours before Mrs May made a statement in parliament about her Plan B for Brexit, imploring leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn to take part in talks. Our political editor Jane Patterson is with us now from Parliament.