Will being in a customs union with the EU impede the UK's ability to negotiate other trade agreements? - ExplainTrade [3 mins]
The sound of silence - Chris Grey 14/02/2020
'For at the same time as attempting to relegate Brexit to distant memory, the government is also claiming all kinds of benefits from “having left the EU”.'
UK farmers 'betrayed' by government's Brexit tariff plans that risk flooding UK with lower-quality imported food 08/10/2019
British goods face tariffs of up to 60 per cent while many imports won't be charged any under latest Tory plans.
No-Deal Brexit Tariffs Will 'Destroy' British Firms And 'Betray' Farmers, Say Industry Leaders 08/10/2019
Labour says the government "fiddling while Rome burns" as business groups complain they were ignored.
Andrew Percy attacks ‘cack-handed’ move to scrap import tariffs if UK crashes out in October – triggering Ottawa’s refusal to ‘roll over’ existing EU deal.
It may be time for the UK to consider the possibility the German car industry might not be riding to the rescue.
Mark Francois says wrecking car industry after no-deal Brexit would 'at least be our choice' [9mins] 26/06/2019
Tory Brexiteer Mark Francois debate a former international trade negotiator on television and tried to put a positive on no-deal Brexit tariffs hitting the car industry by saying 'at least it would be our choice'.
Jacob Rees-Mogg has put his name to an “Economists for Free Trade” (EfT) report claiming a no-deal Brexit would bring a £1.1 trillion boost to the British economy over the next 15 years. This is pure fantasy. The overwhelming consensus amongst economists is that quitting the EU with no deal would be a disaster on a truly magnificent scale.
Tim Martin on Question Time - taken apart 01/12/2018
A few days back, Tim Martin appeared on Question time. A 1-min clip of his performance has gone viral on Twitter. So error-packed was that one minute, that we should take the time to dissect it to bits...
Although his plans for citizens' juries to sort out Brexit are interesting, we’ve got our issues with Rory Stewart. But take a listen to him trying to talks sense into a typical “WTO, let’s go“ hard Brexiter on the BBC’s World At One, and your estimation of him will rocket.
Anyone who thinks that “we’ll be fine” if the UK crashes out of the EU with a no deal Brexit should watch this video 26/03/2019
Channel 4 economics correspondent describes the consequences of a No Deal exit.
Tariffs will be cut to zero on 87% of imports to the UK as part of a temporary no-deal plan but prices of some imports including meat, shoes, underpants and cars will go up.
Brexit plan to slash tariffs after no-deal condemned as 'madness' and 'sledgehammer for UK economy' 13/03/2019
Slashing tariffs to zero on the majority of UK imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit will be a “sledgehammer for the economy” and deliver a widespread shock across the country, business groups have warned.
Business Secretary Greg Clark Admits No-Deal Brexit Tariffs Plan Has 'Big Implications' For Industry 06/03/2019
But minister says measures would only be implemented if Britain was on course to crash out of EU.
The Department for International Trade (DIT) intends to cut 80-90% of all tariffs imposed on goods imported into Britain, according to Whitehall sources.
Dmitry Grozoubinski, a former diplomat and trade negotiator at the World Trade Organisation, and Shanker Singham from the Institute of Economic Affairs, whose work is often cited by Brexiteer politicians, discuss tariffs.
Potteries Industry Would Be 'Decimated' By No-Deal Brexit Zero-Tariff Plan, Say Stoke MPs 23/02/2019
"In a stroke of a pen, the Department of International Trade could kill off one of our oldest and proudest industries."
The possibility of the UK leaving the European Union (EU) has generated an unusual degree of consensus among economists. Acrimony and rancour surrounded debates around austerity and joining the euro, but analysis from the Bank of England to the OECD to academia has all concluded that Brexit would make us economically worse off.
This week on the Brexit podcast for the reality-based community… The “staggering economic illiteracy” of Brexit cheerleader Prof Patrick Minford. Will civil servants come to Britain’s rescue? Why the European Free Trade Association Court is “less boring than it sounds”.
But cabinet colleague Greg Clark said government must "defend" industries from foreign competition.
No-deal Brexit could see import tariffs slashed to zero under ‘extraordinarily damaging’ government plan 05/02/2019
Proposal branded ‘ultimate betrayal’ – because it would unilaterally open up UK markets to cheaper goods from across the world.
British businesses fear the move could ruin their industries.