The UK market for food and groceries is a massive prize for any country to be allowed greater access to it. We should not sell ourselves short.
Posts by Theresa Villiers MP
Theresa Villiers is MP for Chipping Barnet and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Theresa Villiers: Some close to government would accept the total liberalisation of trade in agriculture. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
Theresa Villiers: The ERG’s solution to the Irish border opens the door to a wide-ranging free trade agreement
Now we will find out if the EU really is seeking practical progress, or if it is cynically exploiting the issue as a way to seek leverage.
Theresa Villiers: We can strike a free trade deal with the EU that maintains financial services passporting
Any attempt to attack the City is much more likely to result in business lost to New York than to Paris, Dublin, Frankfurt or Luxembourg.
Theresa Villiers: Leadsom is a true Brexiteer and a hardened negotiator – she would make a great Prime Minister
We need a fresh start and a fresh candidate – someone who will work to bridge the divisions in our society.
Theresa Villiers: At the heart of my decision to support Leave is the conviction that our democracy must be strengthened
Much of the debate will focus on jobs and prosperity. These are certainly important factors to bear in mind. But there is another more fundamental issue at stake here.
It resolved a four-year dispute over welfare reform – and paves the way for completion of the devolution of corporation tax powers.
The Northern Ireland Executive now has a chance to build a more prosperous, more stable, more united and more secure future.
First, reach agreement on flags, parading and the past. Second, make difficult but important policy choices. Third, evolve the devolved institutions.
If Northern Ireland’s leaders are prepared to make compromises on ‘the past’, then so is the UK Government