TRADE chief Liam Fox has hailed The Sun’s campaign for commemorative Brexit stamps as a “first-class idea”.
Mr Fox, the third Cabinet minister to back us, called it “a great way to mark the next chapter in our history”.
His comments heap further pressure on new Postal Services Minister Andrew Griffiths to order a rethink.
Royal Mail bosses have refused to put out a stamp to mark Brexit on March 29 next year, despite marking our EU entry in 1973. PM Theresa May then moved Margot James from the Post Services role after she branded Brexit stamps “divisive”.
Mr Fox, who joins fellow Brexiteers Boris Johnson and Michael Gove in getting behind our campaign, said: “I am massively optimistic about our future outside the EU and all the opportunities this will bring.
“Within a little over 12 months we’ll be leaving the EU and as an international economic department can once again start to make trade decisions in our national interest as a sovereign state.”
And in a message to doom-mongers, he added: “Attitudes need to change as we go into 2018. Brexit is not a time bomb to be defused, but a great opportunity to be embraced.”
A spokesman from the Department for Business said: “All commercial and operational matters, including stamp themes, of the Royal Mail are independent of the Government.”
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