Profile picture
Georgina Wright @GeorginaEWright
, 10 tweets, 2 min read Read on Twitter
Very interesting, but I doubt EU would accept. Why? (Thread)
1. Concern is not really about standards: EU expects the UK to diverge – otherwise what is the point of leaving the SM & CU?
2. It’s about how you manage divergence: EU has a sophisticated system to monitor compliance and enforce common standards (why? See this by @nick_gutteridge :
3. Currently, no way for EU to check 'EU' standards are being respected in third countries. Switzerland suggested new EU-Swiss structures – proposal was rejected. Why?
4. Because this would set a precedent for third countries seeking greater access to the single market (think South Korea, Japan).
5. EU would also be sceptical of any arrangement that maintained similar standards in goods but not services (think back to reaction to UK Gov three baskets approach). Very difficult to separate both.
6. Also on the UK side: no guarantee Parliament would support full alignment with EU standards on goods, even for a short period of time.
7. Hardly reclaiming sovereignty – plus would UK adopt new EU standards on goods with no say over their shaping?
8. And how would UK monitor compliance? Need new structures/capacity.
9. Conclusion: yes, complying with EU standards would facilitate trade with EU (report shows how); but key issue remains: how will these standards be enforced and monitored? And will a UK process be enough to satisfy the EU?
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.

Like this thread? Get email updates or save it to PDF!

Subscribe to Georgina Wright
Profile picture

Get real-time email alerts when new unrolls are available from this author!

This content may be removed anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member and get exclusive features!

Premium member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year)

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!