Long read: The problem of the level playing field – and how it might be overcome

18 Mar

The EU insists on a ‘level playing field’ in any free trade agreement with the UK, concerned as it is about the risk of unfair competition; the UK says this is unreasonable. How might it be possible to reconcile both sides’ demands? Totis Kotsonis (Pinsent Masons LLP) proposes a possible way forward that would neither compromise … Continued

Employment and social policy will be a sticking point in negotiations between London and Brussels

13 Feb

Compared to the legal framework of the Single European Market, the EU’s competence in employment and social policy is relatively weak. Paul Copeland (QMUL) writes that this is likely to be a sticking point in negotiations between London and Brussels on the UK’s future relationship with the EU. The vast majority of EU legislation in … Continued

The Johnson deal is not perfect, but we cannot afford to delay the Brexit process any further

6 Nov

I read Ben Habib MEP’s article on BrexitCentral yesterday and thought it important to explain in a bit more detail why I think he is wrong – and why the Brexit Party is risking Brexit itself and doing so based on a false premise. I have great respect for all those who have fought so […]

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