There should be two options on the table for the discussions on Friday. There is the World Trade option, which does not require consent from the EU. This allows us to take back control of our laws, our money, our borders and our trade policy as promised on 29 March 2019. It avoids the uncertainty of a long transition and saves us a lot of money. I would advise that the extra £13bn of tax collected as tariffs on EU goods – prior to trade adjusting to more home production and non EU sourcing – should be given back to UK consumers as a tax cut.
By Steve Parkhurst, Senior Editor, USDR.
Looking at the news and opinion out of London each day.
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The party has abandoned business and the union and now cares only about keeping Jeremy Corbyn out of power
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