Posts by Gabriel Siles-Brügge

Gabriel Siles-Brügge, Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester

Taking control? The trade policy consequences of Brexit

Gabriel Siles-Brugge

The only thing uniting the contradictory strands of the trade policy discourse for Brexit was the refrain of ‘taking control’. But in the post-Brexit landscape that will prove more difficult to achieve. During the EU referendum campaign, the official Vote Leave campaign claimed (echoed by the alternative Leave.EU campaign) that Brexit would allow Britain to ‘take back control of [its] … Continue reading

30 June 2016 by Gabriel Siles-Brügge
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The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the changing fault-lines in global trade politics

Gabriel Siles-Brügge

New conflicts and controversies are emerging as the remit of trade liberalisation broadens The stakes are high in the current EU-US free trade talks. The ambition stated by negotiators is that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will eliminate many of the remaining barriers to the free flow of goods and services between both partners, creating ‘a more integrated … Continue reading

22 July 2014 by Gabriel Siles-Brügge
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The ghost of Smoot-Hawley and the global trading system

Gabriel Siles-Brügge

Memories of the Great Depression haunt current debates about the role of trade in a post-crisis world Those interested in international trade politics these days might not expect the 1986 cult teenage comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to contain any valuable lessons. There is, however, one scene from the film that stands out in this regard. Ferris skips school to … Continue reading

21 November 2013 by Gabriel Siles-Brügge
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