New Zealand shows how a very similar agricultural sector not only survived, but thrived, after shaking off protection and subsidy.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
Alexander Downer: A trade deal with Australia is just the first step. It could open the door for Britain to the Asia-Pacific trading club
If Britain cannot do a trade deal with a country with which it shares a common language, history, and standards, then who can it do a deal with?
Mario Laghos: Covid reminds us of the dangers of depending on others. We would be mad to do so again – with food.
The proposed Australian trade deal risks bankrupting our farmers. The competition is unfair, their standards lower – and our consumer gain minimal.
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: The time has come for Starmer to crack the odd joke at Johnson’s expense
Blackford presented himself “as a member of Scotland’s crofting community”, but did not seem to be trying to raise a laugh.
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
Kate Ferguson: This new genocide amendment puts Parliament at its centre. Which is why it should be supported.
It is not a substitute for justice, but it would be a welcome addition to how the UK responds to the most serious violations.
Johnson – “Our new, full-spectrum approach to cyber will transform our ability to protect our people”
The Integrated Review of security, defence, development and foreign policy is upon us. But will the capabilities follow the challenges, or vice-versa?
David Gauke: Is Britain really set to become a low tax, less regulated, free trading, buccaneering country?
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
If the EU is as committed to the Belfast Agreement as it claims to be, here’s what it will do, sooner or later
If strict East-West checks and North-South checks are problematic, the only solution left standing is to minimise the former by rewriting the Protocol.
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Erin O’Toole, Leader of the Official Opposition of Canada, championed the idea during his bid to run the Conservative Party of Canada.
Shanker Singham: Breaking the Gordian knot of agricultural trade negotiations. How the TAC has risen to the challenge.
The commission has come up with an an innovative proposal for import policy.
He is well-placed to knock on the doors of individual member states, as the Government and the Union lock horns over free movement.