Comment PM wrong to hint we’ll quit single market and customs union... by Michael Emerson | 09.01.2017 Theresa May says she wants an ambitious deal. Leaving single market and customs union would lead to a damaging Brexit. NIESR report doesn’t mean Brexit will help the low paid by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 07.12.2016 Thinktank estimates that a cut in migration may put up their wages a tad - all things being equal. But they’ll be hurt in other ways. Comment Brexit is regulation nightmare for the City by Stewart Fleming | 10.11.2016 Doing business freely in the EU is critical for UK finance. But the rules are likely to be much less favourable if we leave the EU. Comment Obstacles to concluding transitional deal are immense by Pavlos Eleftheriadis | 31.10.2016 Such an arrangement seems needed to stop economy falling off a cliff post-Brexit. But the legal and political barriers are huge. Five aspects of trade wishful-thinking Brexiteers overlook by Charlie Mitchell | 25.10.2016 Time is money for business. Intrusive EU-UK customs checks could choke trade and frustrate firms. Comment Complexity threats loom as PM seeks ‘smooth’ Brexit by Bill Emmott | 20.10.2016 May is said to want a “smooth” Brexit. But her cabinet’s trade and immigration ideas suggest ‘taking back control’ could pile on complexity. Dan Hannan twice mistaken over EU wine tariffs by Charlie Mitchell | 11.10.2016 Tory MEP initially said Chile wine subject to 32% tariff. When he admitted error, he wrongly said all other New World wine pays 32% tariff. Comment Hard-Brexiters are making colossal miscalculation by Michael Emerson | 10.10.2016 They think EU will give us tariff-free trade because it’s in its interests. They ignore three important arguments. They must wise up fast. Comment Taking back our WTO seat won’t be a simple matter by Roderick Abbott | 27.09.2016 If we take a liberal stance, problems should be soluble. But unless our tariff policy mimics the EU’s, other WTO states could object. Comment Stop the fudge over trade by David Hannay | 26.09.2016 Time to come clean about the difference between the single market and free trade. Comment Brexit mustn’t impoverish us culturally by Michael Prest | 18.09.2016 There’s more to Brexit than the economy. Our relationship with the EU profoundly affects what kind of society we are. Comment Liam Fox’s dream will make UK more fat and lazy by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 12.09.2016 One consequence of Brexit will be less trade with the EU, less competitive pressure on industry and lazier businesses.