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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
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The time has come for a progressive TTIP

With mounting concern on both sides of the Atlantic that trade politics only serves the interests of the elite, the time has come to use the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to refashion the global trading regime In the final pages of our book on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), written in spring of last year, we offered … Continue reading

25 April 2016 by
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Lexit? Careful what you wish for…

Owen Parker

A number of voices on the British left have in recent months pushed the idea of ‘Lexit’ – a progressive position in favour of Britain leaving the EU. While their critique of the EU has merit, their solution is counterproductive In July 2015 Owen Jones suggested that the British left should seriously consider ‘Lexit’ – a progressive position in favour … Continue reading

12 April 2016 by
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Why geopolitical arguments in favour of TTIP are also flawed

Honest debate requires justifying rather than just stating claims The PR campaign in favour of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has subtly changed over the past two years. In response to criticism of the figures used to trumpet the economic benefits of TTIP, advocates have started to put more emphasis on the geopolitics at stake. In a recent … Continue reading

7 October 2015 by
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A terminal crisis of Anglo-America?

Jeremy Green

In the wake of the global financial crisis new strains have emerged within the US-UK ‘Special Relationship’ Scenes of Lehman Brothers’ employees hurriedly clearing out belongings from their London offices in September 2008, as the bank filed for the largest bankruptcy in US history, became part of the iconic imagery of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Lehman’s collapse was the … Continue reading

30 July 2015 by
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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
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Export-led growth and the failure of economic rebalancing

Craig Berry

The trade deficit is growing – and the Transatlantic trade deal is unlikely to rectify this The Conservative Party’s general election manifesto could not have been clearer: ‘A sustainable recovery must be driven by growth in exports’. A preceding speech by George Osborne specified ‘net exports’, explaining that rising exports had to be matched by falling imports, as Britain once … Continue reading

19 November 2013 by
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