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Brexit Blog: Canada-Style or Australian Terms – On or off at the Brexit table?

AUTHORs: Michael Jackson Date: 10/11/2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently lamented the diminished prospects of a Canada-style deal within the ongoing Brexit negotiations, saying that: “after 45 years of membership they are not willing….. to offer this country the same terms as Canada. And so with high hearts and complete confidence we will prepare to embrace the alternative”. In his current Brexit Blog, Matheson Managing Partner, Michael Jackson, looks at why the UK has continued to identify a Canada-style deal as the preferred outcome from the trade talks; how this measures up to the status quo of EU membership; and what is the ‘Australian alternative’ which the UK has said it is ready to embrace in lieu of the Canada model.

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