NO NEW SPECIAL DEAL FOR THE UK; RAAB-BARNIER TALKS BEAR OUT SINGLE MARKET SACROSANCT

Bentley, Gill (2018) NO NEW SPECIAL DEAL FOR THE UK; RAAB-BARNIER TALKS BEAR OUT SINGLE MARKET SACROSANCT. Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

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Abstract

It was hinted on Wednesday in a visit to Berlin, that Barnier would offer the UK a ‘special deal’ on EU-UK trade relations post-Brexit that was “unlike anything it has struck with any country outside the bloc”. [1] It was speculated what this might be; a best guess being a mix of the Canada and Norway deals. The market however took this to mean Brussels was prepared to accede to the Chequers proposals, under which the UK would gain single market access for agricultural and industrial goods, and a customs agreement which provides for friction-free trade – the backstop – in particular, to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
N300 Finance
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Innovation Institutes > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Guy
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2019 16:04
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2019 16:04
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6418

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