OE: Does the link between goods and services really rule out the UK’s Chequers plan?
1 Aug 2018 12:11 PM
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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