There is no Commons majority for no deal, for a Canada deal mark two, or at the moment for a second referendum. But there is a majority for EFTA/EEA.
Posts Tagged: WTO
Nick Boles: So you don’t like Chequers. In which case, you need a workable altenative. Here’s mine. What’s yours?
In the long-term, we should be pursuing a Canada-style free trade agreement. In the short, we should park ourselves in the EEA.
Anyone claiming the UK can negotiate meaningful free trade deals while locking itself into the EU rulebook is propagating a delusion.
Steve Bell: I’m a former President of the National Convention. And I oppose Chequers. It’s Brexit in name only.
Let’s accept we will be far better off leaving with a Canadian-style free trade agreement – or, failing that, WTO terms.
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.
Nat Wei: Like Peel versus the Corn Laws, the Conservative Party must use Brexit to slash the cost of living
As he battled the agri-barons, and Thatcher battled the union barons, so we must champion the underdog against the corporatist barons of today.
We re-run the author’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
We re-run James Arnell’s series on what might be done for the UK to be Ready on Day One.
The UK plus EFTA would have a greater GDP than Germany. As one, we would be the largest economy in Europe.
Martin Howe: Misunderstandings, spin – or worse. Correcting errors arising from Downing Street briefings on the Brexit White Paper.
It’s important that Party members have a correct understanding.
The latter has never had the clout nor the resources required for it to do its ever-expanding task. It has had to play catch-up.
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.
John Stevenson, Jeremy Lefroy and Paul Masterton: There’s a better way for the Government on Europe – joining EFTA
Within EFTA, there are already two models of relationship with the EU – the EEA and the Swiss model. There is no reason why there could not be a third.
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
The consequences of Customs Union indecision. How Britain could end up with EEA-lite – formally or informally.
The longer the delay in making a decision, the longer it will take for an alternative to be ready.