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Posts Tagged: Trade
A weakness in this book is that its support for nation states is predicated on disappointed economic necessity.
A sensible solution is achievable, but unnecessary brinksmanship and over-the-top rhetoric helps nobody.
The Cabinet must have a clearer collective idea than it does now of what it wants to gain from a deal – and, in particular, how it intends to handle regulatory divergence.
Andrew Green: No, EFTA membership would not give us adequate control of immigration. There is a better way.
MigrationWatch has suggested that those EU migrants with skills in short supply should be able to come to the UK for a time-limited period after Brexit.
According to the latest World Bank report, doing so would risk just 0.25 per cent of British GDP.
Not surprisingly, the country remains sharply divided as to the merits of its leader – a division that can hardly be missed in this new polling.
Dom Morris: Further cuts to the navy’s amphibious capabilities would threaten the prospects of Global Britain
The Task Force dispatched in response to Hurricane Irma was a remarkable achievement. If the rumoured cuts go ahead, we will not be able to repeat it.
James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need
If we are also out of CAP, CFP and direct ECJ jurisdiction, able to negotiate our own trade deals and in the Single Market, it might not be such a bad outcome after all.
“We’re in a very, very strong position…we shouldn’t give them any money,” the inventor tells Andrew Marr.
Party member opinion on the negotiations is clearly at the harder end of the spectrum on independence and economics – though not invariably on immigration.
Ashley Fox: I believe that there will be a Brexit deal. But Hammond must none the less use his Budget to prepare for the worst.
If the measures involved prove unnecessary, any money lost will be a fraction of the financial gains from having secured a mutually acceptable deal.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
After leaving the EU, we must ensure we are well-positioned in terms of regulation, taxation, immigration and – crucially – foreign languages.
In a no-deal scenario, we must be prepared with a detailed plan which takes into account the trading and regulatory differences between industries.