27th September 2016
Today the International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, gave a speech about the WTO.
In this speech, he says:
The UK is a full and founding member of the WTO.
We have our own schedules that we currently share with the rest of the EU.
These set out our national commitments in the international trading system.
The UK will continue to uphold these commitments when we leave the European Union.
(There is a great fisking of this speech by Ian Dunt here.)
This speech follows the recent statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer that EU funding will be guaranteed until 2020.
Could it be that the United Kingdom is not heading for a Hard Brexit or a Soft Brexit, but a Brexit existing as a name only?
Could there be a BEANO Brexit?
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