A WTO exit at the end of 2020 is not the probable outcome – but the risk does look under-priced.
Posts Tagged: WTO
David Gauke: As a non-Tory at the last election, my worry is that this Government won’t be Conservative enough
As a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, I am uneasy about the bail-out of Flybe. Every time a private business is bailed out by the taxpayer, the pressure grows.
David Gauke: An election won. But a year on: “You promised us you’d get Brexit done, but all we hear about is Brexit”
Twelve months on from Thursday’s election, Johnson faces an unpalatable choice – and Cabinet resignations…
David Gauke: Labour struggling. The LibDems not cutting through. The Tories winning by default. My take in this unusual election for me.
We are on course for a WTO Brexit. Given the opinion polls, the media’s attention would be best focused on the implications of such an outcome for the country.
Chris Whiteside: I’ve worked for BT for over 30 years. Here’s my take on why Labour’s broadband plan would destroy the industy.
It is capitalising on voters who weren’t born in the era of state monopolies having no idea how much worse these companies were under Corbyn’s dinosaur model.
Economic competence has been the cornerstone of the Conservative appeal. Remove that cornerstone and the entire structure becomes fragile.
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.