It would be the easiest, least disruptive, and most productive way for this country to genuinely leave the EU until we have a bespoke UK-EU deal.
Posts Tagged: EFTA
James Elles: Oblivious to detail. Arrogant. Rash. Fearful of conflict. How Cameron wrecked Britain’s European dream.
I believe that there will be a growing clamour for any deal to be put by referendum to the British people before the final decision is taken.
The Government needs to make a decision on our post-Brexit economic model, reinvigorate the Conservatives in office – and win the votes of the next generation.
The suggestion here seems to be to keep current and future EU law – and thus the ECJ. We would accept EU laws as they developed without a say.
This way we can secure full Single Market access, rather than settle for a free trade deal that would be suboptimal and take too long to negotiate.
…Unlike Corbyn’s. Brexit this autumn 2) Henry Newman: When can we expect the next verse of Labour’s hokey-cokey?
Has anyone told Barry Gardiner about this latest change? Only last month, he wrote that staying in the Customs Union would be “a disaster”.
The EU’s own court would not be an appropriate arbiter for a post-Brexit agreement. And the existence of the EFTA court shows another way is possible.
Henry Newman: There will be a Brexit transition period – but it is unlikely to be via the EEA or EFTA
For all the talk of an “off the shelf” solution, those available would cross Brexiteer red lines.
Nick Boles: Why Britain should transition to full Brexit over three years – leaving before the next election is due
A six-year move from referendum vote to full sovereignty, rather than a sudden ripping away of all ties, is surely what a successful departure looks like.
She cannot be a stationary establishment figure when faced with the restless mood of the voting public. She must move forwards – or we risk a 1997-style wipeout.
There are some risks to trade, but they should be rationalised and addressed rather than overhyped.
George Maggs: Brexit, our Commonwealth friends – and a chance to discover the deepest sense of our national interest
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.
We will be an ally, not a member, of the United States of Europe.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: EEA membership is incompatible with running our own migration policy
It’s time for mistaken claims to the contrary to be consigned to history.