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.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
Leaving the EU means we’re erecting an enormous trade barrier with our continent.
Many more may gain, but there are those who are understandably aggrieved nonetheless.
Alex Morton: Of course it’s hard to escape a would-be superstate. The very difficulty demonstrates why we’re leaving.
May should make a virtue of the complexity.
We should seek the closest possible relationship with the EU and an open trade policy. Firms need confidence to invest.
Ireland’s displeasure is understandable. But it could prove counter-productive – working against the free trade deal that would suit it as well as the UK.
Brexit, customs, implementation and new trade deals. May wants to have her cake and eat it – but not quite yet
We will all have to wait until after the autumn’s federal election in Germany until the negotiating positions of the two sides start to firm up.
Subsidies, tariffs or lowering standards are not the answer. There is a conservative solution.
The final article in the author’s five-piece series on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.
What is strange about the Irish Government’s approach is its lack of overt support for a free-trade agreement between the UK and the EU.
Marcus Fysh: Keep the transition simple, and focus Brexit negotiators’ efforts on the eventual, permanent deal
Deep and ongoing customs co-operation between the EU and UK is achievable, without limiting the opportunities for other trade deals.
Such a phased withdrawal is not necessary, and it provides unnecessary succour to those as yet unreconciled to our leaving the EU.
Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load on consumers
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.
The really interesting question is: what causes wealth? And the answer is clear enough – specialisation and exchange.
The Article 50 clock is ticking – their departments must waste no more time in preparing the agricultural sector for the challenges and opportunities posed by global trade.