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Disclaimer: In this post, we are going to exclusively talk about observable, verifiable facts. We will provide links.
Where something in this article is just our belief or opinion we will try to specify that clearly. If you see something incorrect contact us and we will be happy to change it.
This week, Theresa Mary May MP, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is due to make a speech in Florence.
Continue reading BREXIT – The Truth Dawns
Journalist Simon Nixon, Chief European Commentator at the Wall Street Journal and columnist at The Times recently wrote an article entitled ‘Norway option’ is not a long-term answer to the problems posed by Brexit in which he tried to rule out the EFTA/EEA model as an option for the UK after Brexit. Continue reading Response to Simon Nixon
Brexit Heaven or Brexit Hell?
It is our opinion that the UK should not seek to maintain membership of the EU or its Customs Union (or an approximation of it).
In order to pursue a ‘Global Britain’ strategy, the UK must be free to strike trade deals across the world, free from the Common external tariff (CET) and common commercial policy.
This approach comes with both risks and opportunities.
- Potentially, the UK might leave the EU on Friday, 29 March 2019 with no free trade agreements with the EU member states or with any country anywhere in the world and be forced to trade with the rest of the world on WTO (world trade Organisation) terms. Our view is that this would be catastrophic for the UK economy and jobs.
- On the other hand, the UK could become a global nexus of free trade, unparalleled anywhere in the world. This would usher in a new era for the UK on the world stage.
Continue reading Brexit Heaven or Hell?
Tomorrow (28/03/2017), Theresa May will issue the UK’s article 50 notification, which officially starts the process of leaving the European Union.
This process is likely to be highly complex and granular.
As Professor Anand Menon recently wrote in the Independent:
Continue reading A simple Brexit?
EFTA 4 UK response to speech by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom
In Brussels, on 22 March 2017 Monsieur Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator for the EU in relation to Brexit negotiations made a speech which we would like to respond to.
Our commentary is in Bold.
In the speech he said:
“Mr President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Continue reading Response to Barnier speech: