Matthew Lynn Matthew Lynn

We don’t have to swap sovereignty for trade

(Photo by Andrew Parsons/No. 10 Downing Street)

A new court will be established with powers over both countries. Labour and product laws will be harmonised. Flags with kangaroos and crowns will flutter over buildings, there will be a special parliament moving weekly from Cairns to Coventry and an anthem that mashes up Rolf Harris and The Beatles will be played at every opportunity. 

For years, we have been lectured by europhiles that free trade requires a pooling of sovereignty

There were lots of things that could have been in the Australian-UK trade deal that was finally agreed today but which aren’t.

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