The myth has it that there never was such a plan – in fact, DexEU had a proposal to fulfil its promise of no ‘hard border’ while still overseeing a proper customs regime.
Posts Tagged: Imports
In a balanced economy, the north would produce around £70 billion more. Here is one way to help close that gap.
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.
Simon Clarke: Teesside is experiencing an industrial renaissance – with Conservative optimism driving out Labour gloom
The first in a three-part ConHome mini-series on the Tory revival in the area since the Mayoral election of last May.
Dublin threatens to cut off its nose to spite its face, apparently in a misjudged attempt to pressure the UK into abandoning Brexit. This is a serious error.
We retain a strong underlying negotiation position, due to the fact the EU desires our custom and our money. A free trade agreement should be perfectly feasible.
Labour’s Brexit fudge would allow the EU to sign us up to deals like TTIP with no veto or NHS safeguard
The latest attempt by the Opposition to fudge their policy runs counter to all Corbyn’s stated principles.
But a vote on some form of customs union is coming. Might it become a confidence issue?
WATCH: Ici Londres – Staying in the Customs Union would be “the worst of all worlds”, argues Daniel Hannan
“Why is anyone arguing for this bizarre outcome?” If some are proposing it as a way to transition back into the EU, they should be honest enough to say so.
Behind the scenes many of Europe’s nations and regions are weighing the cost of a hard Brexit and pushing for a better deal.
First we must ensure that we fully regain control of trade policy from Brussels. Then we must ensure we put those new powers to their fullest use.
A sensible solution is achievable, but unnecessary brinksmanship and over-the-top rhetoric helps nobody.
Tony Lodge: Our growing reliance on electricity imports risks price rises – and threatens our security
The tactic is the product of a generation of failed energy policies. But imported supply is set to become more expensive, not less.
I have said previously that I believe the Government has been pursuing a sensible negotiating approach to date. I maintain that view.
In a no-deal scenario, we must be prepared with a detailed plan which takes into account the trading and regulatory differences between industries.