“Theresa May was in a hurry, she was under huge pressure from Boris Johnson, Brexiters and the rest and she said ‘Brexit is Brexit, we will Brexit’ and they rushed into this first stage

« My view is that we may have made the wrong choice in deciding that we would negotiate first the Withdrawal Agreement – which is a sort of divorce agreement – and then the rest.[…] I know full well from experience that negotiating a trade agreement takes years and years, so I understand why they couldn’t wait for that in order to Brexit for those of the British public who wanted to Brexit rapidly. »

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0424210