It seems to gaze upon the SNP’s seemingly unstoppable rise and conclude that Sturgeon’s party is doing something right.
Posts Tagged: TTIP
Jonathan Djanogly: Parliament should be able to scrutinise new trade deals properly. But the current arrangements are unfit for purpose.
Before any deals are signed, MPs should get to vote on them – as will be the case with the other parties.
Lockwood Smith: Britain has a golden chance to join the biggest free trade agreement in history. But Chequers is likely to wreck it.
The “Common Rulebook” approach is an ostacle to signing up to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Leaving the Single Market while keeping the Customs Union would reduce the United Kingdom economy to the status of a bargaining chip for Brussels.
Henry Newman: May is right – the EU cherry-picks whenever it is politically convenient. Brexit should be such a time.
From its range of tailor-made trade deals to its habit of allowing Member States to break the rules, Brussels is more flexible than Barnier’s rhetoric might suggest.
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.
What would WTO mean? 1) Lee Rotherham: It would be a walk to a beach, not a cliff-edge drop to destruction
Unless either the UK or the EU want a trade war, its most likely consequence would be making use of a mass of small deals to achieve sizeable gains.
Michael Tomlinson: Brexit is the greatest opportunity for free trade and prosperity since the repeal of the Corn Laws
Tomorrow marks the anniversary of Peel moving his great measure – to which much of the Lords was also opposed.
The effects of Britain’s EU experience and of the Trump admistration’s stance are two big unknowns.
Do it well, and we could help world trade as well as our own interests.
Daniel Hannan: We will get a good deal – because rational self-interest will overcome the Eurocrats’ fury
While Tusk and Barnier fume, the member states sound rather more emollient.
We were told that we needed the EU to get trade deals agreed that would help us. Now look at what’s happened.
Far from being a johnny-come-lately to the cause of defending the National Health Service, support for it once cost the former Cabinet Minister his job.
And Labour is torn between between exploiting those perils and being seen to cooperate with the Government on the EU.
Iain Dale: TTIP. Why should unelected transnational corporations dictate the policies of democratically-elected governments?
Plus: Why Michael and Sarah Gove’s pillow talk should be taped. And why I have under-estimated Donald Trump.