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Don’t forget—we’re manufacturers too

Germany exports five times as much to China as Britain does. EU rules don't hold back German exporters—why should Britain be any different?

By Helen Goodman  
There's more to Britain's economy than just services

There's more to Britain's economy than just services

Brexit has pushed trade policy to the forefront of British politics and, because I represent a constituency in the northeast of England, which is the most successful exporting region outside London, I take a particular interest.

The northeast is still a substantial manufacturing centre, developing sophisticated products which require intensive research and development, such as pharmaceuticals and chemical products, as well as automobiles. This makes the region especially vulnerable if the government can’t get…

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