Carney voices concern over ‘hard Brexit’ tariffs

Bank of England governor Mark Carney
Mark Carney
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Bank of England governor Mark Carney implicitly dismissed claims about Brexit by the front-runner in the race to become the UK’s next prime minister.

Conservative lawmaker Boris Johnson had said that the UK could avoid European Union tariffs if it left the bloc without an agreement, in a “no-deal Brexit”.

But Carney told a BBC radio programme that tariffs would be “automatically” charged to UK exports under the World Trade Organisation rules. The rules say WTO members must apply the same

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