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OE: Does the link between goods and services really rule out the UK’s Chequers plan?

Michel Barnier recently questioned the feasibility of the UK's Brexit proposals on goods, highlighting that trade in goods & services has become increasingly interrelated.  Open Europe's Aarti Shankar looks at the strength of this economic argument.

The broad point on the indivisibility of the EU’s four freedoms – goods, services, capital and people – is not new: the institutions and member states have held this line since the referendum vote.  However, this has not often been put forward in purely economic terms – in part because the economic argument is weak.

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