Brexit 

The pursuit of free trade

The pursuit of free trade

Let’s start with a mixed metaphor – in its pursuit of free trade, the UK is anchored to the European Union while swimming against the tide. The anchor – it’s more like gravity really, as we will show – chains much of the UK’s trade to the EU, while the tide pulls trading nations towards each other even while the UK strikes out in search of free trade deals of its own.

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