The disgraced former MPand former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind has waded into the debate on Brexit. His comments have of course been welcomed by the Hard-Brexit fanzine Brexit Central:
Pro-EU former Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind: Single market membership post-Brexit would be “particularly unacceptable”, accepting new laws that we are “unable to influence, much less veto” https://t.co/VrHACeprOF
The FTA approach would give the UK back more sovereignty (at least on paper) but would leave us a rule-taker in many ways, following rules and regulations ‘faxed’ from Brussels when trading with our largest trading partner (and many other countries which are emulating their rules willingly or unwillingly).
In addition, this approach would mean we would have to strike new deals with the EU and its member states about the rights of UK citizens to live, work, study and retire in the EU (and vice versa). Continue reading Into the Brexit minefield→
This week, Prime Minister Theresa Maywas asked on LBC whether if the EU referendum was ran again, would she vote to Remain or Leave, given that she originally voted to remain but is now leading a Government intent on leaving the European Union.
It's on the front page of almost all the newspapers – this is the clip from Theresa May's LBC interview that is making the headlines. pic.twitter.com/DvJbe9yS8F
Earlier today, a Brexit supporter who supports the UK rejoining EFTA (as we also do) proposed that the UK should try to gain access to EFTA’s trade deal portfolio (by rejoining EFTA and applying to take part in those deals) once the UK leaves the EU.
His proposal was rejected by anonymous American Tweeter Steve Analyst who was critical of EFTA’s trade deals. In this blog post we will examine these issues in some detail.