The Sunday Express, January 3, Patrick Minford
Defying Remainers’ predictions that no free trade deal could be done with the EU without staying under EU rules, Boris Johnson has negotiated a proper free trade deal under which we will set our own tariffs and other trade policies together with our own laws.
He succeeded because he fully understood that under free trade we would win any tariff war with the EU; so he threatened to walk away, and they then finally came to terms with a proper Brexit and trade deal. However much the EU disliked us leaving because they would lose their premium profits in our market they realised that No Deal’s tariffs would pile further losses on top.
The Brexit now agreed allows us to pursue free trade around the world, leaving EU protectionism behind us. This will bring down consumer prices dramatically as our people will at last be allowed to shop around in the world market. Our producers too will have to match this competition; and this will raise our productivity and growth.
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