Our scoping assessment shows there could be a £15.3 billion expansion in overall trade between the two countries, an 18 per cent increase on 2018 levels.
There will be some bruised personalities on the backbenches who will need careful managing over the next few months, and I hear that Spencer is already on the job.
Today I am launching a Free Trade Parliamentary Caucus, to help Parliamentarians learn about the topic – and to advocate for the policy.
The most important sector is one usually ignored. Small firms constitute 99 per cent of all business in the country.
Under the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal, long-term decisions will have to be made to a tight timetable.
Ever since the EU referendum, there’s been renewed focus on how to help poorer places. Helpfully there is decades of evidence about what does and doesn’t work.
While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
This is a contribution to the debate – now let’s see what the candidates offer during the week ahead.
“We have so much to offer – to ourselves and to the world around us. A confident Britain will help build a confident future for all.”
The EU’s rejection of Chequers gives May a chance to unite her party around Canada Plus Plus Plus – the only strategic Brexit option now open to her.
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
The ‘special relationship’ is under strain on several fronts, but the President remains one of the strongest and most important international supporters of Brexit.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
The President is clearly prepared to put politics before economics, even at the expense of America’s traditional allies.
If you don’t like what the Treasury’s up to, criticise the Chancellor, who’s accountable for it – not those who work for him, who aren’t.