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: 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.
What would WTO mean? 2) Christopher Howarth: Financial services and data sharing can be managed without a fully-fledged deal
The absence of a trade agreement with the EU should not concern us – there are swift, practical ways to overcome possible issues.
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.
By seeing off Le Pen and electing the most ideologically pro-EU president since Giscard d’Estaing, France has changed the game.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: The manifesto must convince Leavers – and lock in our escape from the EU
Pro-EU Lords will not be able to block Brexit measures that are set out in May’s programme for Government.
I write this as possibly the least nationalistic member in the Houses of the Oireachtas, and one of just three members who wants to see Ireland re-join the Commonwealth.
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.
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
“No deal means no winners – everybody will lose.”
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.