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Britain’s insistence on impact assessments helped wrap Brussels in red tape

The much-anticipated Brexit impact assessments are rather less detailed than many expected them to be. Chris Kendall contrasts the Brexit secretary’s admission that he is ‘not a fan’ of them with the stringent approach the European Commission now takes to financial accountability. Indeed, it was the UK’s insistence on thorough impact assessments that helped to create a culture of propriety […]

Going it alone on trade is like bringing a chocolate spoon to a knife fight

What does the Bombardier dispute tell us about the likely impact of Brexit? First of all, state aid is a fact of life in civil aviation, writes Chris Kendall. Without it, companies would not be able to compete effectively in the global market. Free market Leavers believe Britain can prosper without it because our example will encourage others to remove […]