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School of Politics and International Relations

UK divergence and an EU trade deal

26 February 2020

Professor of Politics, Professor Tim Bale appeared on Euronews Now to discuss the UK diverging from EU rules and standards in the ongoing trade negotiations. Professor Bale said: “It will create a really big problem for the EU because what they don’t want is a competitor right on the border of Europe, able to undercut European firms, and therefore in some senses gain what they see as an unfair advantage. I think the scope of the agreement will in that case been much smaller, the UK have already said they want a Canada-style agreement, which is actually pretty minimalist.”

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