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Posts Tagged: Trade
David Gauke: Next week’s spending review – and why our holiday from spending restraint is coming to an end
Plus: Johnson’s sub-optimal Brexit trade deal choice. I’m not dreaming of a normal Christmas. And: green jobs – overall, a cost not a benefit.
The former Chief Adviser has had little to do with the negotiation recently, but his leaving has knock-on effects on it. Here’s why.
David Gauke: If Johnson goes for a Brexit trade deal, as he should, he should also go for a further implementation period.
Closing the transition period at the end of the year will cause even greater problems than necessary.
The UK market for food and groceries is a massive prize for any country to be allowed greater access to it. We should not sell ourselves short.
Will we get back our sovereignty next year? Will the agreement be good in trade terms? I fear ministers may end up settling for thin gruel.
Richard Holden: The Japan trade deal, future CPTPP membership – deliverers of wages, prosperity and work to my Durham constituents.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
On a range of issues from trade to defence, Yoshihide Suga knows that he has inherited a valuable partnership. Now is the time to build on it.
The EU trade talks. Whether there’s a deal or not, we will be out of transition soon. Ministers should be ready to make the most of it.
The Government should be mulling some quick Brexit wins come the New Year – ways of using freedoms that we don’t have during implementation.
Claire Coutinho: Amidst the Great Global Data Divide, Britain must lead the charge for digital free markets
As a leading digital economy with new control over its trade policy, Britain is uniquely placed to help shape global rules in this emerging arena.
Debate on the Agriculture Bill gives them the chance to call for more effective measures than those which independent assessments find wanting.
Anthony Browne: Are we really going to pass a law that would harm many of the world’s poorest people?
Such would be the effect of a well-intentioned but ill thought-out amendment to the Agriculture Bill that will come to the Commons tomorrow.
Come what may, we will keep working to keep the nation supplied with the essential goods people need at this difficult time. This is what we do all day, every day.
WATCH: Javid on an EU trade deal, local government reform, police commissioners, skills, Black Lives Matter…
The full video of ConHome’s joint event with UK in a Changing Europe for the Party Conference.
WATCH: Truss, Minette Batters and Henry Dimbleby debate trade deals, farming, the environment, consumers, freedom – and values
The full video of ConHome’s joint event with the National Farmers Union on: setting the standard, exporting our values.