• The UK trying to negotiate a trade deal..

    The UK government is now outlining what they are trying to achieve in negotiations with the EU, and frankly I do not see any chance they can get what they want.
    Some interesting points:

    - Competition and subsidies should not be subject to the final agreement’s dispute resolution mechanism..
    Note: I see no way the EU is prepared to exclude such a crucial part from the resolution mechanism.

    - A separate agreement on fisheries that would allow for annual negotiations

    Note: That would set up a fight over fishing every year.

    - An agreement on equivalence on financial services to be decided before the end of June.

    Note: Again I do not see how that can work without the UK commit to a long term regulatory environment that mirrors the EU or is in sync with EU regulators, especially in regards to tax havens.


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