He suggests that Western observers very often misread the situation in developing countries in a manner which deprives the latter of agency and opportunity.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
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 EU asks: what do you want? But the Commons has said what it wants. Namely, the so-called Brady Amendment.
Precisely because it would be a rather unnecessary addition to the current deal, it is hard to argue that the proposal would be a disaster for Brexit.
Shanker Singham: Of all the options Parliament might consider this week, only a free trade agreement is viable
Longer extension, Customs Union, ‘Common Market 2.0’ and so on all have severe downsides.
Nick Hargrave: What’s needed now to get us out of this mess. First, a new leader. Next, a general election.
To be able to move on, the candidates must first articulate an honest vision of our new relationship with the European Union.
We have secured legally-binding changes which address MPs’ concerns about the need to protect the UK from being stuck in the backstop against its will.
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
There is room in the Budget to allow Hammond a fair amount of leeway to act. Here’s our plan.
George Eustice: We have bungled this negotiation. The best means of putting matters right is to embrace No Deal if we have to.
We are as ready as we are ever likely to be to leave the EU without an agreement. The only question is whether Parliament has what it takes to make the decision.
Whichever way the Prime Minister eventually goes, she will also continue to run the risk of splitting the Conservative Party.
Shailesh Vara and Suella Braverman: Reject Cooper-Letwin tomorrow – and focus on a good deal which can secure a Commons majority
We all want Brexit over and done with now, but the deal has to be the right one for our country.
Stephen Booth: Brexit and the economy. There are ups, there are downs. But whatever happens, our fundamentals remain strong.
A flexible labour market, a well-regarded legal system, and comparatively favourable demographics relative to the major European economies are all valuable assets.
For many years, if you cut a Republican they bled free trade. No longer.