Theresa May has long hoped to achieve a "deep and special partnership" with Europe at the end of the Brexit negotiations, but one economist doesn't think that the UK needs one.
"Where I differ from other economists is that I think it's perfectly possible for Brexit to deliver some very good results for the UK even if we don't get that [trading relationship]," Roger Bootle, chairman of Capital Economics tells the Today programme.
If there is no overarching trading relationship, Mr Bootle thinks the UK will be fine just using the World Trade Organisation's rules to trade.
"It is perfectly feasible, we should hold no fears at all," he says.
"I think if the EU does not play ball...as we get closer and closer to the deadline, I think we should be perfectly prepared to walk away."