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VM415 – Anglosphere Trade Enhancement Motion 2016 (Second Reading) Watch

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    VM415 – Anglosphere Trade Enhancement Motion 2016 (Second Reading), Gladstone1885 MP
    This House calls upon the Government to take steps to enter into a free trade agreement prioritizing English-speaking nations upon the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union.

    The combined GDP (PPP) of all EU nations excluding the United Kingdom is projected to be approximately £14.3 trillion in 2017, while that of the United States alone is projected to exceed £15.5 trillion. Thus, Brexit presents a tremendous opportunity for economic expansion and integration into the global marketplace. This agreement would help forge strong relationships with our allies, who share both a common language and history of cooperation.

    The ideas and aspirations of the European Union were noble, but the execution was disagreeable to many for a diverse range of reasons. We have a chance now to come together as a united House of Commons and lay the foundation of a new international order. It would be one dedicated to preserving rather than threatening legislative sovereignty, one committed to innovation and marketplace freedom rather than economic interventionism, and one that doesn't fall prey to the lure of expensive, ineffective bureaucracies that impede growth and restrict liberty.

    Such provisions should include, but are not limited to:

    * Ensuring that pharmaceuticals approved for sale/distribution in one country are also effectively approved in the other countries.

    * Establishing procedures for the eventual free movement of persons between member countries, as well as the creation of a single visa for citizens of non-member countries to travel throughout the free trade area on a temporary basis.

    * Requiring that certain scientific data be equally valuable to government authorities regardless of its country of origin (within those countries covered by the agreement) in making determinations for future approvals of products like automobiles, pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, and other consumer goods to be put on the market for sale.

    *Accepting professional licenses obtained in any of the countries covered, such as in the areas of financial services, the medical profession, construction, etc. as sufficient to enter practice in any other country covered by the agreement.

    * Creating an intergovernmental organization for the purpose of coordinating efforts to combat tax avoidance/evasion. Member countries should be required to present bank account records and tax documents upon request in order to facilitate the pursuit of justice.

    * Eliminating all remaining tariffs and other artificial barriers to trade between member countries.

    Covered nations should include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and her Crown dependencies and overseas territories, and the United States and her incorporated territories.

    The agreement may be expanded at the discretion of the government's involved to include countries which meet the following requirements:

    1. English-speakers comprise no less than 85% of the population.

    2. The Human Development Index as calculated by the United Nations Development Programme is at minimum;

    a) .700 for countries whose populations are fewer than 100,000.

    b) .800 for countries whose populations are 100,000 or greater.

    3. There are no ongoing human rights violations.
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    Establishing procedures for the eventual free movement of persons between member countries, as well as the creation of a single visa for citizens of non-member countries to travel throughout the free trade area on a temporary basis.

    I thought that was the reason for Brexit?
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    (Original post by Kyx)
    Establishing procedures for the eventual free movement of persons between member countries, as well as the creation of a single visa for citizens of non-member countries to travel throughout the free trade area on a temporary basis.

    I thought that was the reason for Brexit?
    The difference is the countries included in this motion all speak English, are not poor, share strong cultural links with us, and do not demand a joint Parliament with joint courts.
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    One double vote has been removed for seat 7 (formerly Andy98 for notneb) (–1 Aye).
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