26th June 2018
Today we heard this Brexit news from the Secretary of State for Business Greg Clark:
Clark hints he wants single market on services as well as goods:
“It must apply to services as well as goods. We need a labour mobility framework which allows UK business and self-employed professionals to provide services across the EU to clients in person.”
— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) June 26, 2018
To which the estimable former UK trade policy official David Henig commented:
In finest @davidallengreen tradition. Well.
That's a Secretary of State asking for full Norway. https://t.co/1fJEt9MA0I
— David Henig (@DavidHenigUK) June 26, 2018
The UK appears to now be devising a special “Norway” model for Brexit.
“Did you ever go to a place… I think it was called Norway?”
“No,” said Arthur, “no, I didn’t.”
“Pity,” said Slartibartfast, “that was one of mine. Won an award you know. Lovely crinkly edges. I was most upset to hear about its destruction. … Perhaps I’m old and tired, but I always think the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say ‘hang the sense of it’ and just keep yourself occupied.”
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