I understand the Government’s keenness to achieve a free trade agreement with the EU, but we need to be careful that the price is not too high.
Posts Tagged: New Zealand
Scaling back expensive regulation would allow the cabbies to make the most of their comparative advantages such as the Knowledge and their iconic status.
Daniel Hannan: Post-Brexit, we could aim for EFTA. Or model ourselves on Singapore. But either way, we must decide.
It is hard to avoid the impression that leaving is being undertaken in a spirit of damage limitation rather than a spirit of opportunity.
Speaking from New Zealand, the Secretary of State for International Trade says “it’s in all our interests” to come to an “open and liberal agreement”.
Terry Barnes: A disaster for the centre-right. Its last effective Anglosphere government falls in New Zealand
It has been dispatched by one man – New Zealand First’s party leader, Winston Peters, who has Labour’s inexperienced leader in his pocket.
People are not yet at the point where they believe the party in government needs kicking out; they are still willing to give us a hearing.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
Subsidies, tariffs or lowering standards are not the answer. There is a conservative solution.
Warwick Lightfoot: The right post-Brexit farming policy could unleash agricultural innovation and lighten the load on consumers
Reform must be phased, to allow farmers to adapt, but it will pay dividends.
Interview: The double-hatted Suella Fernandes – both a member of the Government and a pro-Leave group leader
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
The British economy is already strong, and leaving the customs union will open the door to even broader horizons.
There are practical ways to retain our share of the benefits of the EU’s existing arrangements for trade with other countries.
Hammering out a “Son of CAP” has its challenges, but they are more technical than political – and can be resolved.
The debate about Britain’s future is already settled. There will be an Open Brexit – because we have no other choice.
There is much more to politics than an affordable state and competitive taxes. But both will be indispensible for survival, let alone prosperity, after we leave the EU.
George Maggs: Brexit, our Commonwealth friends – and a chance to discover the deepest sense of our national interest
Our real interests derive from forging understandings and ties with countries which have traditionally considered themselves British in all but name.