Britain has lots to gain and little to fear from an association agreement
With a dishonest and distracting debate over a customs union dominating the headlines, there was precious little attention given to a significant development in the Brexit process this week.
That was the first sign that Prime Minister Theresa May and Brexit Secretary David Davis are willing to consider an association agreement to frame their aspiration for a new “deep and comprehensive” partnership with the EU.
Both were reported by the Daily Telegraph to be open to the idea after senior civil servant Oliver Robbins proposed it last week. While the concept brings howls of opposition from dedicated Brexiteers, there is much to …read more