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Why does the EU-Turkey customs union not violate the single market principle?

In the Brexit negotiations the EU has rejected the British wish of being part of the single market but without free movement of people. Such a partial free market could lead to unfair competition and ...
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If UK left WTO - would it also have to pay divorce settlement?

World Trade Organisation similarly to EU customs union maintains service and staff it has to finance. And it also requires members to pay membership fees. I haven't managed to find out what happens ...
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Why are the Brexit trade talks held up by the divorce talks?

In order to provide certainty for businesses and bureacrats, to a layman it appears practical for Britain to carry out trade talks with the European Union in parallel with the divorce talks. Yet the ...
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No deal Brexit : How is it going to help UK to create new trade deals?

There is a lot of optimism that leaving EU's Single Market, will be an opportunity for UK to create new trade deals with other countries outside the EU. I have seen articles and people using this ...
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Brexit: leaving Customs Union and/or Single Market — what do these things really mean?

I recently got quite a long and detailed reply from my local MP, Rachael Maskell, who recently resigned as Shadow Environment Secretary due to her opposition to Brexit. The reply was to an email I ...