Busting more myths about the free trade deals we can do around the world after Brexit

16 Nov

The usual anti-Brexit groups, including the LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance, the IFS with its Green Budget Citibank partner, and the King’s College economists who run the ESRC’s The UK in a Changing Europe programme, are already attacking Boris Johnson’s EU deal, saying it will bring no benefits from free trade agreements with non-EU trade […]

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Brexit is no right-wing coup, but the means of escaping the EU’s neo-liberal economics that are harming our planet

26 Oct

The mainstream media, New Labour, the Yellow Tories and the Establishment would have you believe that Brexit is somehow a right-wing coup. These siren voices of the Establishment want you to forget that we had a “once in a lifetime” (former Prime Minister David Cameron) referendum that produced a clear result. The biggest single vote […]

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Forget comparisons to May’s deal – Boris Johnson has secured a good deal in its own right

18 Oct

The narrative amongst many who are sympathetic (or enthusiastic) about Brexit seems to be that Boris Johnson’s deal is miles better than the previous iteration delivered under Theresa May. Comparatively, Johnson’s deal trumps May’s. I agree, but let’s go a step further. This is a good deal, outright, in itself, regardless of comparison. It is […]

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A short primer for Philip Hammond on the benefits of free trade deals

14 Oct

The news concerning the negotiations is at present confusing. Different sides put out different leaks and we all remain none the wiser. However the EU is at least engaging seriously with the UK and for the present that has given a number of people hope that something can be agreed. How strange, then, that at […]

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