I’ve posted a couple of threads on Twitter recently about trade, challenging the Brexit narrative of some ‘liberal leavers’ in which they argue that the UK has been held back by its EU membership. Going back to find one’s old tweets is a nightmare, so rather than do that I’m simply going to link to them here for future reference.
A thread to address a couple of perennial euromyths, that the EU can’t conclude FTAs with big economies, & that it’s protectionist. /1
— Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 (@ottocrat) August 6, 2017
“We’ll just cut & paste EU trade deals with Rest of World” says May. But SHE CAN’T. That’s NOT HOW IT WORKS. https://t.co/se7aOd5Oyr /1
— Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 (@ottocrat) August 31, 2017
— Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 (@ottocrat) September 27, 2017
— Chris Kendall 🇪🇺 (@ottocrat) September 28, 2017
may will have come back and added to this list and will continue adding to it if/when I do more of these.