The government is hoping the Commonwealth can give Britain a post-Brexit trade boost — but there’s a backlash

LONDON — The head of the Commonwealth secretariat is calling for Britain to “go an awful lot faster” in forging trading links with the 52-member group in the wake of Brexit.

Patricia Scotland told the Financial Times in an interview on Tuesday: “There’s a diamond here and we are not picking it up.”

Scotland’s comments come ahead of a meeting between International Trade Secretary Liam Fox and ministers from the 52 Commonwealth nations in London on Thursday and Friday.Read More…

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