British businesses 'lazy and fat', pro-Brexit trade minister says

September 10, 2016 10:52 AM

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British businesses 'lazy and fat', pro-Brexit trade minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain as a trading nation has become "too lazy and too fat" and business leaders are more interested in playing golf on Friday afternoons than in seeking new export markets, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox was recorded saying.

Fox, who was a prominent campaigner for Britain to leave the European Union and says the country must forge new trading relationships with the rest of the world, was recorded making the comments during a drinks party with activists.

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