Blog: Brexit news – live: Liz Truss ‘refusing to answer trade questions’ as Labour warns of high street crisis – The Independent

<p>The International Trade Secretary has been accused of trying to “shirt responsibility” </p>

The International Trade Secretary has been accused of trying to “shirt responsibility”

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The UK’s International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, has refused to answer questions about the trading crisis caused by Brexit, with all enquiries on the subject being “transferred” to other departments, opposition parties have said.

A letter accused Ms Truss of trying to “shirk responsibility for the failures of your colleagues elsewhere in government.”

Meanwhile, Labour has warned that parts of the UK will feel the economic impact of the pandemic “more deeply” than others and has issued a warning over high streets most at risk of being “hollowed out” post pandemic.

Conservative MP, John Penrose is also calling for the government to overhaul competition laws, in a move that he says would help to boost the economy post-Brexit. 

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