No. 10 Plan Restricts Chances of US Trade Deal, Makes UK Rule-Taker on Goods and Agri-Foods

Guido can reveal the top lines from Number 10’s proposal laid out to Cabinet:

  • There will be a “common rule book” between the UK and EU on all goods, including agri-foods
  • UK will commit by treaty to mirroring EU rules and face “consequences” if we ever seek to diverge on anything
  • Their plan on regulatory alignment would “not allow the UK to accommodate a likely ask from the US in a future trade deal” re mutual recognition of standards. Number 10 say this does not rule out the chances of a US trade deal.

This is going to kick off…




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Dominic Raab wrote in his letter of resignation…

“This is, at its heart, a matter of public trust,” he told the PM, concluding: “I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election… I believe that the regulatory regime proposed for Northern Ireland presents a very real threat to the integrity of the United Kingdom. I cannot support an indefinite backstop arrangement, where the EU holds a veto over our ability to exit…”

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