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The Irish Backstop would “turn the Good Friday Agreement on its head”
It is the EU’s Brexit position which most threatens the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
Brexit offers the opportunity to join free trade deals with fast growing economies like members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – but only if the UK is free to make commitments on both goods and services, argues a new essay by Policy Exchange’s Head of Trade Policy Geoff Raby and Head of Economics Warwick Lightfoot.
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Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics Warwick Lightfoot – former Special Adviser to three Chancellors – assesses the Government’s Brexit White Paper and finds room for improvement.
In the first of a series by Policy Exchange experts reflecting on the Chequers Agreement and Brexit White Paper, our Chief Economic Adviser Dr Graham Gudgin reflects on their implications for the Irish border. Dr Gudgin, a former Special Adviser to the Northern Irish First Minister and leading expert on issues around the border, concludes that if the White Paper’s recommendations are implemented, the Northern Irish border ‘problem’ is largely solved.
Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, Dr Graham Gudgin, outlines the likely proposals to be put before Friday’s Cabinet and explores how they might work.
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Highlighting Policy Exchange’s place as the leading think tank of modernisation, the Prime Minister praised its latest report on tackling the housing crisis.
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.
The Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, and The Sun on Sunday refer to ‘Policy Exchange’s Clean Brexit report, which will be published on Monday 16 January
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- Tuesday, 27 June, 2017
11:15 - 12:15
Policy Exchange was delighted to host a seminar with Dr Geoff Raby, HE Alexander Downer AC, Dr Graham Gudgin, Rt Hon Peter Lilley, and Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP on trade policy post-Brexit
Venue: Policy Exchange