UK Trade Minister Blames 'Lazy, Fat' Businesses For Weak Exports
Liam Fox told a private meeting of supporters that businesses have an economic duty to export their goods and services.By Matt Picht | September 10, 2016
As the U.K.'s relatively new trade secretary, Liam Fox is responsible for negotiating international trade deals that allow the country's businesses to thrive. Apparently, he's finding those businesses a little frustrating.
Fox told a gathering of conservative activists, "We have become too lazy and too fat on our successes in previous generations. ... People have got to stop thinking about exporting as an opportunity and start thinking about it as a duty."