It is incumbent on all of us who have participated in the EU debate, on both sides, to confess to some sins and omissions.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
Lord Ashcroft: The parties.The leaders. And leaving the EU. What my 10,000-sample poll and focus groups found.
If the Government thinks that we cannot have our Brexit cake and eat it, Ministers must be careful not to let expectations get out of hand.
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
WATCH: Ici Londres – Ignore talk of conflict, says Daniel Hannan, the Brexit negotiation will be cordial
The self-interest of both sides lies in maintaining friendly and productive relations with the other.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: Beneath the rhetoric, the EU27 are being surprisingly constructive
In Tusk’s draft negotiating mandate, the seeds of a deal can already be found.
The Government must try to build from the essentials out – security, legal certainty, frictionless trade. Zero tariffs would be the icing on the cake.
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
WATCH: Wallace debates Article 50 – “People who thought themselves powerless get to see the powerful do what they want”
Our Executive Editor also pays tribute to those Remainers who have “done the grown-up thing” by accepting the result.
It was a British invention. But it makes no sense to subject ourselves to its rules once we have left the EU.
As a former Eurosceptic turned Remainer, I have adjusted to the new reality. Others – pro- or anti-EU – should do the same.
Commentators underestimated our growth potential before the referendum – and some are still doing so.
It was this very same attitude on the part of the EU that caused us to vote Leave in the first place.
Commonwealth members include some largest and richest countries plus some of the smallest and least developed – all can share in greater prosperity.
He also addresses the question of the Northern Irish border and tariff-free trade with the Republic of Ireland.