The third of a series of pieces from Policy Exchange looking at specific issues that arise from the Brexit trade deal.
Posts by Dr Graham Gudgin
Dr Graham Gudgin is Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre.
In 2014 the rules were almost designed to maximise the independence vote. This time London must take the question much more seriously.
Throwing money around will not help. A natonal effort is needed to show that the UK is a force for good in a troubled world.
Graham Gudgin: To meet its infrastructure ambitions, the Government should spend more on capital investment
It should take advantage of the current macro-economic environment afforded by low borrowing costs, to provide stable – and sizeable – funding.
The Prime Minister has avoided some of the potential dangers, but nonetheless introduced a border inside the United Kingdom.
Graham Gudgin: Speed, scale, simplicity. Three principles for further action by Ministers to protect jobs and help people.
The job now needs to be completed by shoring up workers’ incomes and firms’ revenues to as close to 100 per cent as is practical.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The talks appear to be taking place on a more constructive basis – and within striking distance of an accommodation.
Graham Gudgin: The EU report which confirms that the Irish Border issue can be resolved with technology
The report suggests that electronic border controls are feasible, and recommends a set of best practice arrangements based on existing arrangements.
A sensible solution is achievable, but unnecessary brinksmanship and over-the-top rhetoric helps nobody.
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.