We prefer Canada Plus Plus Plus. But a question could emerge over the next few months: is it a better option than an unmanageable No Deal – or even no Brexit at all?
Posts Tagged: Customs Union
Kathrine Kleveland: Here in Norway, we can do much better than the EEA. And so can you in Britain when you quit the EU.
In the second piece of our mini-series evaluating the EEA, the leader of the county’s No to EU movement says that the arrangement is entangling Norway in the Union.
Steve Bell: I’m a former President of the National Convention. And I oppose Chequers. It’s Brexit in name only.
Let’s accept we will be far better off leaving with a Canadian-style free trade agreement – or, failing that, WTO terms.
Andrew Lilico: Forget the Irish Sea border. If we must have a backstop, how about a Celtic Sea border instead?
If there must be checks on goods leaving the island of Ireland, is it not more natural that they take place crossing the border where checks on persons already occur?
The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
The Government must avoid one which can be ‘triggered’ in the event of any UK regulatory divergence on goods or agriculture.
All but one of the current team has been appointed since May became Prime Minister. What institutional memory are they supposed to draw on?
The Conservative Brexit choice. Seek to park the UK in the EEA under a new Tory leader. Or press on.
If Tory MPs think that No Deal would collapse Brexit altogether, or that it would be unmanageable next March, they need a Plan B. But we stress: if.
Frank Field, Kate Hoey, Graham Stringer and Kelvin Hopkins voted with the Government.
A customs union 1) Greg Hands – As a former Remainer, and an ex-Trade Minister, I know that joining one would deliver Britain the worst of all worlds
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
A customs union 2) Simon Clarke – As a convinced Brexiteer, and an optimist about Britain, I see that joining one would lock us into decline
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
As a split in the Conservative Party finally threatens for real, May must explain why and when she backed off mutual recognition.
Daniel Hannan: My view of May’s new Brexit plan. It’s just about better than No Deal. But now a line in the sand must be drawn.
Preparing for no deal ought therefore to be our national priority – cuts in corporate and personal taxes, removal of regulations, openness to global business.
Chloe Westley: You think the LibDems were punished over tuition fees? That’s nothing compared to the fate that now stalks the Tories over Brexit.
They risk a reputation of betraying the largest vote in British history.