A joint response to our series on WTO by a former Director-General of that organisation and a former Australian Ambassador to it – via Policy Exchange.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
There are practical ways to retain our share of the benefits of the EU’s existing arrangements for trade with other countries.
There are some risks to trade, but they should be rationalised and addressed rather than overhyped.
Hammering out a “Son of CAP” has its challenges, but they are more technical than political – and can be resolved.
The absence of tariffs comes last, not first. They are the end-point of a successful negotiation, not its starting-point. They are the icing on the cake.
What would WTO mean? 1) Lee Rotherham: It would be a walk to a beach, not a cliff-edge drop to destruction
Unless either the UK or the EU want a trade war, its most likely consequence would be making use of a mass of small deals to achieve sizeable gains.
Nadhim Zahawi: A message from Labour voters in my seat that I’ve never heard before. They’re backing a Conservative Prime Minister.
I truly believe that this election will finally banish the tribal, class-driven polarisation of workers versus bosses. That rhetoric will be firmly placed in the dustbin of history.
Macron’s win will enthuse Britain’s social democrats – who currently need all the cheering up they can get
Perhaps the reason why the Conservatives are marginalising them is that the former are shaping an electoral coalition big enough to include Leavers and Remainers.
While his inexperience was lauded as a positive during the campaign, his lack of political savvy has proved a hindrance.
It wouldn’t take much to bring our ports to a grinding halt. Here’s how we can plan ahead to secure smooth-running free trade as we leave the EU.
It is incumbent on all of us who have participated in the EU debate, on both sides, to confess to some sins and omissions.
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.