A Point Of Terminology – No Deal Is Still A Deal

Leave aside for a moment what should happen here – they c’n bugger off ‘n’all – and what we want to happen here – they c’n bugger off ‘n’all – and think for a moment about the specifics of the language being used here. A no deal Brexit is still a deal.

This is one part that Jonathan Portes has got wrong here:

And, according to No 10 sources quoted in the Sunday Times, the deal would be on terms dictated by the hardline Brexiteers, meaning no “level playing field” provisions that would stop the UK setting its own course on labour rights, environmental protection and state aid.

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Benefits Of Brexit – No Deal, No Tariffs, Means Cheaper Prices On The High Street

Next tells us that if Brexit means leaving with no deal then it will pass on the benefits of lower or no import tariffs to consumers in the form of lower prices. Of course this will happen for so will everyone else pass on such lower costs to consumers. All of which rather shows that tariffs themselves are a bad idea as they raise costs to consumers. And, thus, obviously enough, the benefits of a no deal Brexit.…

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Amazingly, It’s Michel Barnier Who Gets No Deal Brexit Right

Part of the point of Brexit is that we leave the warm embrace of European and European Union politicians who have no clue about us and our system and return to the lighter touch of our domestic peeps, those who do in fact have some vague connection with our situations, desires and hopes. At which point it becomes slightly disconcerting to find that it’s one of the federasts who has the correct diagnosis of the basic Brexit political problem at present.…

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Food Will Rot At Ports Without A Brexit Deal

Reuters reports that a no-deal Brexit will lead to catastrophic effects. It quotes British Retail Consortium chairman Richard Pennycook:

“Failure to reach a deal – the cliff edge scenario – will mean new border controls and multiple ‘non-tariff barriers’, through regulatory checks, that will create delays, waste and failed deliveries,” he said.

“The consequences of this will be dramatic for UK consumers. It is likely that we will see food rotting at ports, reducing the choice and quality of what is available to consumers.”

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