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P72- Import Tariffs after Brexit



Import Tariffs after Brexit


Brexit offers a great opportunity to improve Britain's trading relationships with the world and engage in freer, fairer trade for the benefit of both British citizens and our trading partners. Consequently we believe that the government should take a stance whereby the United Kingdom leaves the customs union after brexit to make the most of these opportunities.

We further believe that after leaving the customs union the government should abolish all tariffs on food imports, which average 18% for imports from outside the EU. Such action would lead to cheaper food prices giving everybody more money in their pockets and particularly helping the poorest in society. If this is done over several years along with the phased removal of agricultural subsidies can lead to a far more efficient and competitive farming sector, like in New Zealand while also helping farmers in poorer parts of the world who have better access to our market.

Finally we believe that tariffs should be cut to below WTO levels across the board. This too keeps costs down for British consumers and sends a message to the world that Britain is open for business and pro free trade while keeping bargaining chips for any future Free Trade Agreements to decrease tariffs on exports.
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A strong, resounding Aye from myself, on behalf of the Libertarian Party.
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Aye - a very well written and practical motion.
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Aye - a very well written and practical motion.
if it passes there in an inside man to pester the minister to act as the GD requires for petitions
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if it passes there in an inside man to pester the minister to act as the GD requires for petitions
There would have been but I'm no longer in a Government party.
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P72- Import Tariffs after Brexit




Import Tariffs after Brexit




Brexit offers a great opportunity to improve Britain's trading relationships with the world and engage in freer, fairer trade for the benefit of both British citizens and our trading partners. Consequently we believe that the government should take a stance whereby the United Kingdom leaves the customs union after brexit to make the most of these opportunities.

We further believe that after leaving the customs union the government should abolish all tariffs on food imports, which average 18% for imports from outside the EU. Such action would lead to cheaper food prices giving everybody more money in their pockets and particularly helping the poorest in society. If this is done over several years along with the phased removal of agricultural subsidies can lead to a far more efficient and competitive farming sector, like in New Zealand while also helping farmers in poorer parts of the world who have better access to our market.

Finally we believe that tariffs should be cut to below WTO levels across the board. This too keeps costs down for British consumers and sends a message to the world that Britain is open for business and pro free trade while keeping bargaining chips for any future Free Trade Agreements to decrease tariffs on exports.
Hello citizen! I'm the Deputy Speaker, filling in for the Speaker this evening. Welcome to the Model House of Commons - thank you for posting your petition

Your petition will remain up for four days, at the end of which period it will go to vote in the Division Lobby (this is a special subforum that can be viewed by everyone, but only MHoC MPs can post and vote). Either the Speaker Rakas21 or I will let you know at this point and also when the vote closes. If you'd like to know more about how the Model House of Commons works, do feel free to have a look at this thread. Happy debating
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Hello citizen! I'm the Deputy Speaker, filling in for the Speaker this evening. Welcome to the Model House of Commons - thank you for posting your petition

Your petition will remain up for four days, at the end of which period it will go to vote in the Division Lobby (this is a special subforum that can be viewed by everyone, but only MHoC MPs can post and vote). Either the Speaker Rakas21 or I will let you know at this point and also when the vote closes. If you'd like to know more about how the Model House of Commons works, do feel free to have a look at this thread. Happy debating
Did you seriously just post that...
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Did you seriously just post that...
Yes. In MHoC terms, you are a regular TSRian, and you get the same treatment as anyone else posting a petition.
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Yes. In MHoC terms, you are a regular TSRian, and you get the same treatment as anyone else posting a petition.
Not like you're bound to do it though
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Aye - a very well written and practical motion.
Not a motion though.
(Original post by cranbrook_aspie)
Yes. In MHoC terms, you are a regular TSRian, and you get the same treatment as anyone else posting a petition.
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Not like you're bound to do it though
I'm a socialist, I have a biological need to treat people equally
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i'm a socialist, i have a biological need to treat people equally
neutrality!
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If we cut all tariffs without multilateral deals we risk having our market being flooded by cheap foreign imports.

Also why cut agricultural subsidies?
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If we cut all tariffs without multilateral deals we risk having our market being flooded by cheap foreign imports.

Also why cut agricultural subsidies?
Which is inherently a problem, why?

It is proceeded by an "if" and the reason is given in the text: a more efficient agricultural sector.
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If we cut all tariffs without multilateral deals we risk having our market being flooded by cheap foreign imports.

Also why cut agricultural subsidies?
Having cheaper food in Britain is a good thing, I thought you would support an attempt to lower the cost of living for the poorest individuals in Britain.
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Which is inherently a problem, why?

It is proceeded by an "if" and the reason is given in the text: a more efficient agricultural sector.
So scrapping the environment and killing off loads of species in the UK just to be 'more efficient' not to mention the job losses.
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So scrapping the environment and killing off loads of species in the UK just to be 'more efficient' not to mention the job losses.
Do you actually have any evidence to back up those claims or are you merely being alarmist? on the part of jobs agriculture now makes up less than 1% of jobs and in New Zealand, where subsidies were massively cut back in the 80s, decreases in employment are in line with in the UK where CAP has continued to encourage overfarming (harming the environment).
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Do you actually have any evidence to back up those claims or are you merely being alarmist? on the part of jobs agriculture now makes up less than 1% of jobs and in New Zealand, where subsidies were massively cut back in the 80s, decreases in employment are in line with in the UK where CAP has continued to encourage overfarming (harming the environment).
Most subsidies are for things like leaving verges at the edge of fields and other environmental projects. Efficiency will result in the environment being second without legislation and job losses will be felt in all sectors if we are flooded by cheap food.
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If we cut all tariffs without multilateral deals we risk having our market being flooded by cheap foreign imports.

Also why cut agricultural subsidies?
Cheapness is good. Also don't most agricultural subsidies go to large producers anyway?

Aye, very agreeable motion
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