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International agreements affect us all. They deserve to be scrutinised

My new select committee is filling the gap where deeper statutory commitments should be

By Peter Goldsmith  

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Trade, cooperation and new partnerships around the globe are paramount, now more than ever. The UK, like most other countries, will need to carve a path out of the pandemic and kickstart its economy. But unlike the rest of the world, the UK will also be looking to position itself post-Brexit, seeking to strengthen existing partnerships and build new ones by signing up to new international agreements.

These can be just as crucial as the laws we make in parliament. International agreements (otherwise referred to as treaties) affect us all—future trade deals with major economies such as the…

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