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Conference season policy special: Trade

Conference season is here, and Brexit will dominate. But the big policy questions haven't gone away. Prospect asked politicians to set out what they had to say on the practical issues—here, two MPs give their trade prospectus

Ports ar ether life-blood of the economy

If we leave the EU, who will buy what we have to sell?

Post-Brexit trade policy “will not be easy”

Julia Lopez  Conservative MP for Hornchurch and Upminster, member of the Trade Select Committee

To Brexit’s dreamiest proponents, the UK’s decision to leave the EU will reignite the Commonwealth as a trading bloc and herald a glorious new era of global free trade. To its fiercest sceptics, it will leave us a minnow with neither the regulatory heft nor market size to negotiate decent…

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