Policy Exchange - Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish border
The Irish border is not the insoluble obstacle to Brexit negotiations that it has been made out to be and the UK can leave the single market and customs union while preserving a frictionless border in Ireland.
This can be achieved by the use of new technology and in the context of a Free Trade Agreement between the UK and EU, in an arrangement that goes beyond the Customs Partnership and in no way threatens the Good Friday Agreement.
This is the argument set out in detail in this new paper by Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, Dr Graham Gudgin and former Irish diplomat Ray Bassett, which calls for the so-called ‘Max Fac option’ to be pursued by the UK Government.
Latest News from
Bank of England wrong to continue policy of quantitative easing, says IEA expert24/09/2021 10:15:00
Jessop, Economics Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), commented on the Bank of England’s decision to continue its policy of quantitative easing Julian
The pandemic has further opened up deep health inequalities: The King’s Fund responds to new life expectancy data for 2020 from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)24/09/2021 09:15:00
Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow at The King’s Fund, commented on the 2020 life expectancy data released by the ONS yesterday
The UK should introduce a British innovation principle, says new IEA research23/09/2021 13:15:00
The UK should introduce a British innovation principe, says new IEA research
JRF - What does a “very difficult winter” look like for low-income families?23/09/2021 12:15:00
New analysis on the planned £20-a-week cut to Universal Credit and the rising cost of living.
Tax bumper pandemic profits to kickstart a fairer and stronger post-crisis economy, says IPPR22/09/2021 14:20:00
In a major publication ahead of the party conferences of the two main parties, the IPPR think tank has set out a vision for the economic recovery that rebalances power and spreads prosperity across the country.
IFS - Response to the latest ONS public sector finances data22/09/2021 10:05:00
Isabel Stockton, Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies responded to the latest ONS public sector finances data
IEA expert responds to ONS public sector finance figures22/09/2021 09:05:00
Julian Jessop, Economics Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, responded to ONS public sector finance figures for August 2021
IFS - No jobseeker’s paradise: vacancies above pre-pandemic levels, but only in low-paid occupations, and competition for jobs is still higher than pre-pandemic for most21/09/2021 12:20:00
Despite overall job vacancies climbing above pre-pandemic levels