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Theresa May responds to Lord Bew’s Backstop paper

Theresa May responds to Lord Bew’s Backstop paper

In a Q and A after her speech in Belfast on how Brexit will affect Northern Ireland, the Prime Minister was asked about Lord Bew’s recent Policy Exchange paper, The Backstop Paralysis: A Way Out. Specifically, did she agree with his assessment that the UK Government has not challenged the Irish Government’s narrative on the Good Friday Agreement being under threat.

Japan’s PM Shinzō Abe confirms Policy Exchange research

Japan’s PM Shinzō Abe confirms Policy Exchange research

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Japan would welcome Britain to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal “with open arms”, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe told the Financial Times. His remarks confirm Policy Exchange’s recent findings in Trading Tigers, which argued that “UK membership would be attractive to Japan in view of the substantial Japanese investment flows to the UK and the addition of a sizeable market.”

Warwick Lightfoot gives evidence on trade

Warwick Lightfoot gives evidence on trade

Policy Exchange’s Director of Economics Warwick Lightfoot gave evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee on US-UK trade after Brexit. Warwick argued that consumers should be at the heart of trade policy, and that freer trade means more choice and lower prices for them.

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