This really disgusts me. Back in 2015 Owen Patterson was promoting Brexit on the basis that we would leave the "political institutions" but remain members of the EEA/Single Market, possibly joining EFTA and be "big players" at the WTO.

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He said 4.5-5 million jobs due to the Single Market/EEA. We can be really big players in EEA/EFTA post-Brexit - Owen Patterson from 2015.

Owen Patterson 2019 - Gung-ho WTO.
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Patterson 2015 - We could become really active in the EEA. Big players on the World Stage and at the WTO.

Erm... Japan's economy is twice the size of the UK's and they get marginalised at the WTO. See follow up tweet.

Patterson 2019 - Gung-ho WTO.
Evidence to a House of Lords committee from @KristenHopewell, Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy at the University of Edinburgh.

Japan's economy twice the size of the UK and they get marginalised at the WTO.

Slight mistake. It's a Commons committee.
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