Sat Nov 19th, 2022 at 11:09:11 PM EST
Get a team together ... start the negotiations.
Britain may be set for a Swiss-style relationship with the European Union, as senior Government figures look to put a plan in motion.
The idea is to create closer economic ties with the bloc.
Senior Government sources feel frictionless trade with the EU requires a Swiss-style relationship, in a move that may take place over the next decade.
Hell to next election ... Britain and its economy needs to survive.
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No 10 seeks to quell hardline Brexiters’ fears over reports of Swiss-style EU deal | The Guardian |
Minister rubbishes reports that senior government figures were revisiting trading arrangement offered by EU last year
Downing Street has sought to quell a backlash among hardline Brexiters after it was claimed the UK wanted to pursue closer ties with the European Union by adopting a Swiss-style relationship.
The suggestion was rubbished by a government spokesperson as well as a former Brexit secretary, who claimed doing so would renege on the freedoms gained in the aftermath of the 2016 referendum.
One senior Conservative said pushing for a Swiss-style deal amounted to “resurrecting the corpse” of Theresa May’s ill-fated Brexit deal, which was presented to cabinet ministers at Chequers but abandoned in the face of a cabinet rebellion.
There has been renewed focus on the effects of Brexit given that the UK is the only G7 country still lagging behind pre-pandemic growth levels, and the chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has suggested that removing trade barriers would boost growth.
New Rejected policy brief ’Brexiting Swiss-style: The best possible UK-EU trade deal' | CER.EU - 2017 |