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The Telegraph‘s Jeremy Warner argues that far from wanting to remain close to Europe, ministers seem intent on setting the UK up as an economic rival to the EU, and warns of the downsides. He claims that the UK government is not prepared to cede freedom to diverge in return, and is therefore proposing to start the process by threatening the EU with much the same tariffs as the EU itself imposes on third-party countries, such as the United States and China. This would be a marked change of approach to the one favoured by Economists for Free Trade of unilateral free trade – zero tariffs and quotas for all-comers.
Britain CAN agree a trade deal with the EU in a YEAR says Donald Tusk but warns they will be focused on ‘damage limitation’ as he claims Brussels would be ‘enthusiastic’ about an independent Scotland becoming a member – Mail
If I were in charge of the EU UK trade negotiations – Briefings for Britain