While trade deals have taken on an important political and symbolic value, their benefits are typically smaller and slower to materialise than many realise.
Posts Tagged: Turkey
Turkey’s strongman is far from all-powerful, and he is risking an almighty backlash.
Greg Hands: Remaining in a customs union beyond 2020 would be unacceptable to many Conservative MPs – and here’s why
Some will ask “Trump versus China: where does the UK stand?” The answer will be: “Ask Brussels – as the UK isn’t allowed to have a trade policy of its own”.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
The question now is now whether this further response to Russian activity is needed. Opinion is certainly beginning to move in this direction.
The disease affecting Labour about Jews is now affecting the Conservatives about Muslims.
Bob Seely: Perhaps the first war in which hospitals are the primary target. What I saw and heard on Syria’s border.
The doctors’ discussion comes after a long day’s training with a British trauma surgeon who teaches a Hostile Environment Surgical Training course.
A customs union 1) Greg Hands – As a former Remainer, and an ex-Trade Minister, I know that joining one would deliver Britain the worst of all worlds
We British often like a good compromise. This would be the wrong one.
A customs union 2) Simon Clarke – As a convinced Brexiteer, and an optimist about Britain, I see that joining one would lock us into decline
We shouldn’t be glued as a vassal state to a declining European market.
A Brexit in the hand is worth two in the bush. None the less, the Commons will have to vote her proposals down, if the EU banks them but offers no proper deal in return.
Robert Halfon: AK47s, pluralism, war, students, cigars – and I get high. What I saw amidst Kurdistan’s fledgeling democracy.
I hope that, one day, it is no longer just an autonomous region in Iraq, but gets the independence it deserves.
“If we were to stay as a rule-taker…that would not be delivering on Brexit.”
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
Henry Newman: Even if the Government concedes on an EU customs union, membership of it looks unsustainable. Here’s why.
Can we really imagine ministers rejecting Justin Trudeau’s trade deal offer, or one from the American administration, or from Australia and New Zealand?
Plus: Erdogan, Putin and Rouhani meet at the Three Wise Monkeys Summit – hear no evil, see no evil…and evil. Guess which is which.