rogersivan   9

Ivan Rogers’ Brexit bombshell, digested | Martha Gill | Opinion | The Guardian
There is a contradiction at the heart of the argument made by many of those advocating no deal. They say both that WTO terms are good enough for the UK to trade on, and that Britain’s prosperity depends on it striking multiple trade deals abroad.

Rogers puts it like this: “You cannot simultaneously argue that it is perfectly fine to leave a deep free trade agreement with easily our largest export and import market for the next generation, and trade on WTO terms because that is how we and others trade with everyone else – and argue that it is imperative we get out of the EU in order that we can strike preferential trade deals with large parts of the rest of the world, because the existing terms on which we trade with the rest of the world are intolerable.”
UK  EU  Brexit  negotiations  politics  delusion  sovereignty  agency  power  Article50  transition  EU27  withdrawalAgreement  singleMarket  LancasterHouse  freedomOfMovement  WTO  noDeal  trade  freeTradeAgreement  services  transparency  secrecy  dishonesty  RogersIvan  speech  Liverpool 
9 weeks ago by petej

related tags

agency  ambassador  article50  backstop  barrowtim  bercowjohn  brexit  civilservice  dc:creator=muirhugh  dctagged  delusion  dishonesty  duncansmithiain  economy  eea  eu  eu27  fda  fear  freedomofmovement  freetradeagreement  hardbrexit  hatred  intimidation  intolerance  judiciary  lancasterhouse  liverpool  media  millergina  negotiations  neubergerdavid  nodeal  norway  politics  power  press  refugees  resignation  secrecy  services  singlemarket  socialmedia  sovereignty  speech  threats  trade  transition  transparency  trumpdonald  uk  withdrawalagreement  wto 

Copy this bookmark:



description:


tags: