Trade

June 18, 2016

Britain is a powerful force in Europe

Britain’s influence on the architecture of today’s European Union is pronounced, nowhere more so than on trade and competitiveness, argues Andrew Woodcock.
June 27, 2016

Seven tests to stop Brexit turning into Iraq

Comment Central sets out seven areas of economic and political uncertainty that Brexit campaigners need to answer.
June 30, 2016

Ensuring a smooth Brexit

John Redwood sets out important next steps to ensure a smooth and efficient transition from European Union membership to UK independence.
July 4, 2016

Post-Brexit free trade helps world’s poorest

Outside the EU the UK can pursue a more equitable trade arrangement that will drive up living standards in the world’s poorest countries, says Peter Lilley.
July 8, 2016

The civil service must be more independent

The civil service needs to demonstrate a greater degree of independence, and be adequately resourced to deal with Brexit, says John Redwood MP.
August 9, 2016

Beware the snare of the single market

Too many still subscribe to the false belief that the single market is a priceless creation, naïve to the significant drawbacks membership entails, says John Redwood MP.
October 18, 2016

Reducing the uncertainties of Brexit

John Redwood MP sets out three ways to reduce the business community's worries over Brexit.
November 29, 2016

The EU has the weak negotiating position

With such high unemployment in the Euro area, John Redwood asks why the EU 27 would risk engaging in a trade war with the United Kingdom.
February 15, 2017

Post-EU, the world is our oyster

The queue of countries offering us a trade deal shows how misguided the 'Remain' campaign's 'Project Fear' really was. Free from the shackles of the EU, the world is our oyster, argues Matthew Ellery.
May 9, 2017

£100bn EU bill is codswallop

John Redwood discusses some of the fanciful figures that have recently intruded upon the political debate, including the proposed £100bn bill the UK is said to owe the EU.
July 14, 2017

Why I’m still positive on our post-EU trade

John Redwood discusses why he remains positive in his outlook for Britain’s international trade post-Brexit.
July 20, 2017

Aid spending is a weapon. Use it wisely.

British trade and aid are so often powerful forces for good in the world. But we risk facilitating grave human rights abuses unless we improve monitoring and control of exactly where our money goes, says James Sinclair.
July 24, 2017

A quick UK-EU free trade deal is possible

Ben Somervell explains why a bilateral UK-EU free trade agreement need not take as long as previous European free trade agreements.
October 1, 2017

Britain, Brexit and Baku

Our European Union membership prevents us from fully capitalising on the trade opportunities stemming from our existing relationships with developing nations like Azerbaijan. Free from the EU we can focus on what really matters: true economic cooperation and trade based on mutual respect and friendship, says Bob Blackman MP.
October 12, 2017

European protectionism steps up a gear

The efforts of European bicycle manufacturers to lobby for tariffs on their international rivals will dampen competition and hurt consumers writes Bill Wirtz
October 26, 2017

Brexit ‘trade not aid’ to help world’s poorest

The Brexit debate is consumed by an introspective analysis of its implications for the UK, but by extracting ourselves from protectionist trade agreements and delivering on the mantra of ‘trade not aid’ we can bolster economic prosperity right across the globe, says Chi Unwurah MP.
October 30, 2017

‘No deal’ anguish signals Project Fear mark II

We mustn't fall for Project Fear II, says John Baron MP.
October 31, 2017

Halloween ‘no deal’ nightmare

By declaring an intended WTO trade option now, the government will provide the business community with the direction and certainty they need, whilst giving them time to prepare ahead of the March 2019 deadline, says John Longworth.
November 3, 2017

Different forms of a ‘No Deal’

The dichotomy between a ‘Deal’ and a ‘No Deal’ outcome from Brexit negotiations is a false one. A ‘No Deal’ can come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes many of which are satisfactory to the UK, says Jack Tagholm-Child.
November 29, 2017

The dummies’ guide to negotiating with the EU

If David Davis and his team want a knockout punch, they need to transform their approach to negotiations. And here’s how, writes Peter Divey
December 1, 2017

Remainers are programmed to ignore the Brexit good news

The anti-Brexit hysteria over NHS workers and employment figures is a cautionary tale to us all, writes James Holland.
January 4, 2018

Services trade essential priority for 2018

A key Government priority in 2018 must be to build on our continued economic success following the referendum result by ensuring our services sector is an integral component to future trade deals, says Rory Broomfield.
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