Metro Mayors can play a crucial role – but a Government cave-in on leaving the customs union risks missing the potential of the global economy.
It’s about neither the principle nor the form of Brexit. Its purpose is to make leaving orderly. MPs should effect it this week.
As the miracles of Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrate, cheaper imports, rather than easier exports, are the big win. The trick is persuading voters to agree.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
The attempt by some Remainers to frame the negotiation as ‘how can we achieve the closest possible relationship with the EU?’ is disingenuous, and should be strongly rebutted.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.
I can tell you from a trade envoy’s perspective that this kind of direct access to markets around the world is critical for our businesses to thrive.
The ‘bins and council tax’ message which resonated in the local elections needs to be turned into a ‘public services, security and cost of living’ message nationally.
The large ports that handle container mega carriers – bringing products like the device you’re reading this article on – can be as much as 95 per cent non-EU.
He discusses “three requirements”: minimising frictions, concluding FTAs, and avoiding a hard border in NI.
Following the results of last Thursday’s elections, we should feel rejuvenated by the clarity of the pro-Brexit message that the voters sent to us.
Our non-EU exports are evenly split between goods and services. Yet it is services that present the greatest opportunity to expand Britain’s trade.
It would leave EU judges in authority, obstruct new trading opportunities, and compel us to continue as a major financial contributor to Brussels. It is a futile distraction.
These steps will improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the UK’s international trade, whatever the outcome of the Article 50 negotiations.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?