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.
Posts Tagged: Trade
Understandably, the unionists and republicans we interviewed have very different views on the questions facing the Province.
The Moggcast. “We’re getting to the point where you wonder whether the Government really wants to leave at all.”
He fears that while “the Government’s words remain robust, its deeds become weak”. Plus: the Rees-Mogg family spent the Royal wedding playing “sermon cricket”.
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.
“Our economy is very different from Norway”, she explains as she demurs from Lord Kinnock’s proposals.
The Environment Secretary sets out why members of the Cabinet are sceptical about the Prime Minister’s proposals.
Leaving the Single Market while keeping the Customs Union would reduce the United Kingdom economy to the status of a bargaining chip for Brussels.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
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.
Nicky Morgan: For too long, the Party has appeased Brexiteer obsessives. It’s time for One Nation Tories to fight back.
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.
Iain Duncan Smith: May’s ministers have rejected the customs partnership. In clinging to to it, Number 10 is making a mistake.
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.
Charlie Elphicke: The customs debate is pointless if we aren’t ready with a new system. Government is failing and must succeed.
When I asked freight experts at a Treasury Select Committee hearing if we still had enough time, they said: “You would have to get a hell of a wiggle on.”
Trade brings prosperity which brings security. The case for it needs political champions today. Fox’s trade speech: full text.
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.