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NEW: The UK publishes its approach to negotiating the future #UK - #EU relationship… UK already saying that it wants a "Canada", "Korea" or "Japan" style relationship and wants to be seen as a "sovereign equal". None of this likely to fly anywhere...
Here is the document itself with some key bits highlighted (thread)…
Point 5: "relationship between sovereign equals" is - although UK Gov entitled to say this - delusional. #UK much smaller than #EU and more exposed to EU economically than vice-versa. Sovereignty argument coming through strongly here.
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The government has been promoting this video on Twitter. The problem is there appear to be rather a lot of misleading statements (1/5)
The claim that regulatory cooperation will protect just-in-time supply chains is false.

The #PoliticalDeclaration clearly omits to mention 'frictionless' trade which is what would be required to do this.

The EU has been clear that this is due to the Govt's own red lines (2/5)
This is highly misleading.

While it is true that this ambition has been stated, it hasn't been agreed, and, more importantly, would be vastly inferior to the status quo.

This really matters because we run a large trade surpluses in services (3/5)
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