Tag Archives: trade policy

Fiona Hall writes: EU exit would jeopardise Britain’s global trade

For years Europhobes have been propagating the misconception that Britain has to choose between the EU and the rest of the world.

 However, this ‘choice’ between the EU and the rest of the world is a false choice. Indeed, being part of the EU is the best way to increase Britain’s trade with emerging markets.  As Nick Clegg pointed out in his speech on Europe last week, the EU has free trade agreements in force with 46 countries and negotiations with another 78 countries are currently under way. In addition, the European Parliament last week lent its weight to launching new negotiations with the USA and Japan.

Posted in Europe / International and Op-eds | Also tagged and | 25 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRsf7 8th Feb - 9:09pm
    @petermartin2001 It doesn't matter what the lyrics are, you don't get to tell artists what they can and can't write and people what they can...
  • User AvatarLorenzo 8th Feb - 9:08pm
    The fact that you write a pleasant appraisal of a programme with no particular political or social content ,is welcome and of interest to me,...
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 9:04pm
    @David Evershed "The Top Gear audience are not offended by Clarkson and those that are should watch something else. Neither will the Top Gear audience...
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 8:48pm
    Hi "Ex Liberal" I don't agree with the Syria vote. 2 / 8 MPs voted against, reflecting the difficulty of the vote. However, while I...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 8th Feb - 8:48pm
    Well I blame Mary Jane for the death of an anonymous Halifax chorister on Ilkla Moor. The daft soft headed feller went a'courtin her without...
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 8th Feb - 8:43pm
    Exactly Eddie. Spot on.