|Author (Person)||Niblett, Robin|
|Series Title||Expert Comment|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
For many who campaigned for Remain, the UK government’s offer agreed with the EU on the 9 December 2017 to ‘maintain full alignment’ with those EU single market and customs rules that would avoid a hard border in Ireland re-opened the prospect of a ‘soft’ Brexit. The logic was that if Britain cannot remain in the EU, then the next best economic deal was to negotiate a way to remain inside the EU’s single market and customs union.
In this commentary feature the author argued that while this might be true from an economic perspective. But a soft Brexit would be a bad political outcome.
Instead, a ‘sensible’ Brexit, which retained the best possible levels of access to the EU’s single market but secured the return of sovereign rights, was the way forward.
|Countries / Regions||United Kingdom|