With the backstop blocking progress in the negotiations, the Government must map out its plan to mitigate the effects of no agreement being reached.
Posts Tagged: Free trade
Contrary to myth, the wise king was demonstrating what was beyond his powers. May has done the same – demonstrating gradually that a Canada Deal or No Deal are the only practicable options.
Victoria Hewson: Our new Brexit plan for a free trade agreement – complete with a solution to the backstop
The UK should be playing chess on multiple chess boards, with a strategy to advance the priorities in each. Progress in one arena reinforces the others.
Liz Truss: As Labour’s Conference opens, think long and hard about the damage they would wreak on jobs, wages and tax
They want to bring down the system of free enterprise, and replace it with a committee of Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbott telling us how we should live our lives.
The idea that we park the difficult challenges for a few years, by remaining in the EU in all but name, is for the birds.
Our treaty would be the most comprehensive ever. And it rests on mutual recognition, not top-down standardisation.
Immigration. Brexit simply means regaining control of our border policy. What we do with it then is up to us.
The UK should be willing to consider some flexibility in return for a trade deal – with Australia, with India, with Brazil and, yes, with the EU.
It would be a national humiliation for Britain to strike so one-sided a treaty with the world’s largest single market, let alone the shrinking EU.
Theresa Villiers: The ERG’s solution to the Irish border opens the door to a wide-ranging free trade agreement
Now we will find out if the EU really is seeking practical progress, or if it is cynically exploiting the issue as a way to seek leverage.
A rough guide to where some of the pro-Brexit players are on further proposals for Canada Plus Plus Plus – and No Deal.
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?
During the weeks and months ahead, Conservative MPs will need to use their heads as well as their hearts to reach the Brexit winning line.
Anyone claiming the UK can negotiate meaningful free trade deals while locking itself into the EU rulebook is propagating a delusion.
Failing to take back control would be to ignore the largest democratic vote in British history. The consequences would be dire.
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.