If you are not at the table you are on the menu

There is an excellent post on twitter from the The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) – I’d like to suggest a few key lines :

Put this into practice for a moment: Trump and the EU are negotiating the successor to TTIP. If the UK leaves with May’s deal on 12 April, then the UK will have no say over what’s in the Trump-EU deal…but could be subject to it indefinitely.

‘If you are not at the table, you’re on the menu’.

This is not normal. ~100 countries are in one of ~12 customs unions around the world:

And all because our Prime Minister seems to have a fixation about immigration…

Comments

  1. Adrian Kent. -

    The EU that Trump is negotiating with is almost entirely captured by corporate lobbying.

    https://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2019/02/ttip-reloaded-big-business-calls-shots-new-eu-us-trade-talks

    Safely outside we could leave whatever they chose to impose on us after just one election without having to go through another couple of years like the last two.

    Remain will mean a desperate rear-guard action against this cak rather than any kind of meaningful, progressiv reform (even if that were possible).

  2. Peter May -

    I suggest that in being captured by corporate lobbying the EU is no different from the UK or the US….

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