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Pascal Lamy, who was director general of the WTO, between 2005 and 2013, said there was a stark choice for the UK between 'minor' and 'great' trade relations with the country’s largest trading partner.
"The reality is that half of your trade goes to the EU. Britain’s trade with Australia is a very small percentage.”
The home secretary has been unable to clarify what checks will take place on goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after Brexit.
Philip Hammond - Tariff free trade deals would only contribute a tiny amount to our GDP... so we must quash "this myth that third country trade deals will solve all our problems"
Theresa May's Brexit deal has been defeated by MPs and the UK is creeping closer to leaving the EU without a deal. But how does a no-deal Brexit actually affect you?
Boris Johnson moves into 10 Downing Street on a promise to deliver Brexit within months. However, German business leaders have urged him to avoid a disorderly Brexit. Trade between the two countries is already falling.
“I’ve always argued that the only way you can get frictionless trade is to actually be in the Single Market.”
Mark Carney debunks the counterfactual claim made by leading Brexiters, including Boris Johnson, that Art. 24 of GATT allows for continued free trade with the EU after a no deal exit.
It has been described as “the most ambitious” and progressive trade deal ever signed by the EU, but what does CETA do? The historic agreement was signed into law in September 2017 by the EU and Canada, after years of negotiation and a protest campaign.
When scrolling through comments you often see people say "they need us more than we need them". So we have tried to respond to that once and for all. We look at if the EU relies on the UK for trade, how the EU budget will cope without the UK and if the EU needs the UK as a security ally.
Brexiteers have been advocating this route, believing it represents the purest Brexit and would be best for Britain. But what are the WTO terms and are Brexiteers right to promise a better future for the UK under these rules? How will WTO rules affect the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit?
A few clips from this morning's @CommonsEUexit.
Kirsty Wark interviews Pascal Lamy, former EU trade commissioner and former director general of the World Trade Organisation.
The British overseas territory Anguilla is against Brexit. Residents, who could not vote in the referendum, fear they will be hit hard by trade barriers to neighboring EU territories. Now, the Caribbean island is considering leaving the United Kingdom.
Steve Analyst threads a selection of videos recalling Leave campaigners' claims we future trade with the EU after Brexit.
"Not one of those things he promised us has been delivered. So I have seen no evidence that that man is capable of negotiating his way out of the tea room in the House of Commons, let alone us into the biggest market in the world." - Peter Kyle