Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
Posts Tagged: WTO
At stake here is whether Britain ultimately repatriates meaningful economy policy, or remains only ever one small step away from EU re-entry.
In the event of No Deal, we should put on hold WTO tariffs for Irish trade on those items most likely to offer opportunities to organised crime.
Iain Mansfield: Brexit by October 31. Stop using the Left’s language. And stand for skilled workers. Essentials for our next Prime Minister.
Which candidate can devise and push through the policies needed to unite the Tory shires with the Leave voters of the north?
Henry Newman: The Alternative Arrangements Commission offers the best route through the backstop problem
There are real, viable answers to this sticky problem. But rebuilding trust may be as hard as resolving technical questions.
The GATT XXIV plan – and why Brexiteers should pay the EU the compliment of taking its negotiating stance seriously.
Leavers insist correctly that the EU is a political project first and foremost. Which helps to explain why this scheme is unlikely to fly.
Esther is one of the rare politicians I’ve met who is able to communicate authentically with voters in all parts of the country.
Justine Greening: The only way out of this mess is a referendum – with Remain and No Deal on the ballot paper too
This Brexit Parliament has rejected every Brexit option – hard or soft. The only people who can now decide are the public themselves.
Stanley Johnson: Unplugging or unscrambling? Lamy, high priest of harmonisation, sets out a Brexit choice.
I see the former WTO director and Delors chef de Cabinet return to the unresolved debate about high or low alignment.
Graham Gudgin: If the EU delivers No Deal after all, there will be little to fear – and much to gain
A series of mini-deal, plus unilateral preparations by the UK, mean that most of the building blocks for a managed No Deal are already in place.
The Government is bluffing. Why I and many others will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement later today.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
The Letwin plan has not exactly delivered the promised clarity. Instead, the Commons has again said what it does not want.
It is not always given a fair assessment, particularly against the other options actually available. Those open to persuasion should look at the facts before it’s too late.
This will be our last big chance to send a strong message to the people who are supposed to lead our country.
Esther McVey: A loss of trust over Brexit could break our politics. And I shudder to think of the consequences.
This impasse is of Parliament’s creation. It is the failure of some MPs to honour the instructions of the British people which has led us here.