"As a newly independent WTO member outside the EU, we will continue to fight for trade liberalisation as well as potentially helping developing markets trade their way out of poverty by giving them preferential access to our markets"
The more this goes on, the more I feel like a shrill voice in the wilderness. What happened to scrutiny by the press? Political integrity? Advice from impartial and knowledgeable civil servants? Why is Liam Fox allowed to present a load of balls to the world's press, who then print it verbatim without question?
If you're a fan of facts then the WTO actually has more founding principles than the EU. The score is 5-4. This sounds like even more red tape to me. Ghastly stuff. I want to end on a high so here is a pop video with semi-appropriate song title. Take it away Annie.
Over and out,
PS There is a lot more to be said about the WTO and "taking back control". As you might imagine, the principle of non-discrimination has led to a number of legal cases between one member and another. Here is an example. It has also led to some nations amending their domestic law so that they are compliant with the WTO's founding principles. Sounds a lot like EU Directives, doesn't it? It's almost as though any agreement between two nations requires the harmonisation of their legal, economic, political and administrative frameworks. Who'd have thunk it?