Is the UK government making a pigs ear out of Brexit?

At the beginning of November 2018, things are changing fast: it seems that parties are now willing to compromise a bit.

From what we can understand from the rumors spilling from Downing Street (caveat emptor, as everything can change in 24h), post Brexit the UK will stop freedom of movement and (possibly) ECJ jurisdiction.

By giving up voice, vote and veto (and still paying considerable amount to the EU budget), the UK is allowed a sort of (very painful and expensive) cherry-picking (ie. it will still be — fully as a EU rule-taker — in the custom union for goods and, possibly in the future, for services under a new Canada-style FTA): in these strange days, this by itself will be a heralded as victory by Brexiters.

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Can a Brexit supporter give me one definite advantage of leaving the largest trading bloc in the world?

I am not a Brexit supporter but I spoke with a few of them (all living and working in London, most of them working in law firms and investment banks: the situation elsewhere may well be completely different).

They gave me this explanation: Continue reading “Can a Brexit supporter give me one definite advantage of leaving the largest trading bloc in the world?”

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