The “Common Rulebook” approach is an ostacle to signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Forget delusions of grandeur, memories of empire, or fantasies of running an EU superstate – let’s focus on setting a good example.
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.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
Hardish in principle, softer in detail, she is crafting a position intended to get those elusive trade talks going as soon as possible.
To shut off consideration of realistic and achievable ways of supporting the Government’s Brexit objectives would be irresponsible.
“This is the most important job of your political career so far – and there’s a lot riding on what you make of it. On this one you need to make a difference.”
Basically, we need to undercut the world. We can do so if we slash red tape and tax. Within a very short period there would be a pronounced Laffer Effect.
The EAW is based on the flawed presumption of judicial parity between European nations. The UK should forge a new partnership where this is actually the case.
Too often it seems as though our perimeters are seen as a problem to be patched-up rather than an asset to be fully modernised.
That means taking back full control – then using our new-found independence to its greatest possible benefit.
It is not especially low tax, nor is it unregulated – though it is certainly a more business-friendly environment then the UK. Here is why it works.
Just 0.6 per cent of London homes – and 0.8 per cent nationally – are vacant for more than six months. That’s down hugely in recent years.
Few people want to stop skilled workers coming to the UK. But many voters understandably want better integration of new arrivals.
A comparison with its neighbour, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is stark.