'Since the UK government is bullish about surviving no trade deal with the EU shall we just look at how that might affect a few industries?' [thread] - David Henig 21/05/2020
Tánaiste Simon Coveney says a no-deal Brexit is a risk now because the UK is looking for something very different to what was committed to in the Political Declaration [4 mins] 17/05/2020
'Hello United Kingdom, it’s the ‘Friendly Five’ here, and can we ask you to cast your mind back to where this all began for us?'
Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says a trade deal with the UK is “not a substitute for the EU” [2 mins] 21/01/2020
"The reality is that half of your trade goes to the EU. Britain’s trade with Australia is a very small percentage.”
Our @Femi_Sorry struggled to convince this man that a No-Deal / WTO Brexit is a bad idea [3 mins] 27/01/2019
"I do worry that people are starting to imagine that a trade deal with Australia is somehow a substitute for being on the doorstep of a market with 500 million people, it's not" says former Australian PM Julia Gillard.
"Only way you can get frictionless trade is to actually be in the Single Market" - Liam Fox 01/07/2019
“I’ve always argued that the only way you can get frictionless trade is to actually be in the Single Market.”
13 automotive #Brexit myths – busted (SMMT) 03/06/2019
"Its 'pie in the sky'. There is no way you can exit the internal market without a border" (Pascal Lamy to IDS) 29/04/2019
Sir Martin Donnelly - "Brexit is like giving up a three-course meal for the promise of a packet of crisps in the future." 27/02/2018
1. The Withdrawal Agreement (WA) is not up for renegotiation / 2. The Political Declaration (PD) might be tweaked cosmetically / 3. The future relationship will be negotiated during the transition period / 4. There will be no transition without the WA 5. / The will be no WA without the Financial Settlement / 6. A backstop cannot be unilaterally ended or it is not a backstop ...
On @SkyNews yesterday: Single Market and Customs Union is what virtually every sector, organisation, university, NGO, hospital, trade union says they need.