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#BrexitChaos - thread: need for definitions:

#NoDeal #nodealbrexit means crashing out: no arrangements with the #EU or other member states, no transition period. Means losing all existing trade deals & years of global negociations
#WTO ≠ trade deal (look it up!) 1/9
@theresa_may #WithdrawalAgreement is the framework for a future #UK #EU future relationship. Allows for an orderly #Brexit with transition period, but leaves many issues to resolve, trade deals and regulations to negotiate, which will take many years and be costly. No "dividend"!
It is possible to #StopBrexit and #Remain. This means staying in the #EU with all current benefits, reciprocal rights and protections, free trade and movement for goods, services and people within the EU. To do this, Govt must #RevokeA50 (Article 50=notice given to #Leave 3/9
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001/ [article content in this tweet series 001-180 reproduced with permission from Martin Howe QC of Lawyers for Britain @lawyers4britain]
#quote "Leaving the EU on WTO terms: pulling down the barriers to world trade
Introduction: why prices will FALL after Brexit, not rise" /002
002/ #quote "Over the past couple of weeks, the media have been full of lurid scare stories about what will happen if the UK leaves the EU on WTO terms, because negotiations with the EU do not result in a withdrawal agreement." /003
#tariffs #NoDeal #Brexit #WTO #ProjectFear #shortages #food #medicines
003/ #quote "One of the most ridiculous and UNJUSTIFIED of these absurd scare stories is that it will lead to higher prices, and even shortages, of foods and medicines." /004
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Can #Trump Terminate Trade Agreements Without Congressional Approval

#NAFTA
1.Congressional approval has been a central requirement for the #UnitedStates to enter into all of the international trade deals currently in force

#NAFTA
2.#UnitedStates is party to 14 international free trade agreements with 20 countries. President negotiates free trade agreements with foreign countries and submits to Congress legislation that would implement the agreements.

#NAFTA
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“All the reasons I am now getting involved in campaigning for a vote on the #Brexit deal with the hope to stop Brexit.” @fiocca1983 in @PMPmagToday. @RemainerNow #PeoplesVote @PeoplesVote_UK vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/2018/08/21/i-v…
“Growing up, my family were always going on about how #immigrants are to blame for many things wrong in this country. I took on those views, I was conditioned to think them” @fiocca1983 says in @PMPmagToday @RemainerNow #Brexit #PeoplesVote @PeoplesVote_UK vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/2018/08/21/i-v…
In 2016 @fiocca1983 thought “We don’t need #EU to trade, we can do deals with the rest of the world instead. 2 weeks to get #Doctor’s appointment! Less #immigrants would make that faster for sure!” He tells @PMPmagToday @RemainerNow #Brexit @PeoplesVote_UK vip.politicsmeanspolitics.com/2018/08/21/i-v…
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1/4 If anyone is still listening, here’s an ABC of WTO-only #Brexit as it applies to my business, driving & #trucking.

Bryce Baschuk (@bbaschuk) writes for Bloomberg on WTO.

Dmitry Grozoubinski (@DmitryOpines) has actually been a #WTO negotiator.
2/4 Dmitry lists (by his own admission, in no particular order) planes not flying, ill prepared customs authorities, removal of competent authorities & loss of financial services & then says this about #trucking..
3/4 Pauline Bastidon (@BastidonPauline Head of European Policy at the Freight Trade Association) then adds the following..
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In Granite City, #Illinois, @POTUS says "we're here today to celebrate a great victory...pouring new American steel into the spine of our country.
"U.S. Steel is back," declares @POTUS.
Now @IvankaTrump on stage: "This president and this administration is fighting for each and every one of you."
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We’re underway. @POTUS @JunckerEU
“We had a big day...to launch a new phase...of strong trade relations,” says @POTUS.
We agreed today to work to zero tariffs, announces @POTUS.
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While we wait for #HELSINKI2018 to finish, here's a couple of remarks inspired by the #TrumpPutin meeting.
1. Finland is not a neutral country. We chose our side when we joined European Union in 1995. Finland chose to be on the side of #humanrights, #democracy, #ruleoflaw and multilateral world order. Finnish foreign policy is based on promoting and defending these values.
2. Women's rights are human rights. We believe the world would be a better place for everyone if #WomensRights and girls' rights would be recognised and respected all around the world.
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