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    Second Referendum is our only hope

    The Election failed to show us any way forward.We are now in a worse situation.
    We have to reconsider our situation and ask the public to reconsider their situation NOW before we negotiate with the EU
    We need to have another referendum.
    We also need to state on the voting document

    If we vote out it will make us poorer.

    If we vote in our economy will be better

    • Items proposed for consideration at the next meeting of Dispute Settlement Body
      The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 26 March 2019, of the Dispute Settlement Body, which consists of all WTO members and oversees legal disputes among them. The meeting notice is circulated in the form of a document officially called an “airgram”.
    • Guatemala initiates WTO dispute complaint against Indian sugar subsidies
      Guatemala has requested WTO dispute consultations with India regarding domestic support measures and alleged export subsidies provided by India to producers of sugarcane and sugar. The request was circulated to WTO members on 25 March.
    • DDG Wolff welcomes South Sudan’s bid for WTO membership
      Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff on 21 March welcomed South Sudan’s bid to join the WTO, saying it was a “timely reminder” of the fundamental benefit of the multilateral trading system. DDG Wolff spoke at the panel on “Trade For Peace Through WTO Accession,” which took place on the margins of the first meeting of the […]
    • DG Azevêdo in Brazil: Open trade policies are vital to boost competitiveness
      WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo visited São Paulo, Brazil, between 18 and 21 March, where he took part in a number of events to discuss the importance of open trade policies and a strong rules-based trading system to promote the competitiveness of the Brazilian economy. These events included the launch of the “O Brasil Quer Mais” […]
    • DDG Wolff: A crisis properly managed can lead to a positive outcome
      Speaking at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum in London on 20 March, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said the WTO is facing enormous challenges but that past crises have spurred initiatives that eventually strengthened the global trading system. “A crisis properly managed can lead to a positive outcome,” he declared. The text of DDG […]
    • Russia launches two safeguard investigations: on microwave ovens and on welded tubes of stainless steel
      On 19 March 2019, the Russian Federation notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it initiated two safeguard investigations: (a) one on microwave ovens imported into the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union, initiated on 1 March 2019 and (b) the other on imports of welded tubes of stainless steel imported into the customs […]
    • Trade Policy Review: East African Community (EAC)
      The third review of the trade policies and practices of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda takes place on 20 and 22 March 2019. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
    • Registration opens for delayed broadcast of arbitration hearing in US-EU aircraft dispute
      At the request of the European Union and the United States in the dispute European Communities and Certain Member States — Measures Affecting Trade in Large Civil Aircraft (Recourse to Article 22.6 of the DSU by the European Union) (DS316), the Arbitrator has agreed to present an audio recording of the non-confidential portions of the […]
    • Agriculture Committee’s working group process moving full steam ahead, 5 working groups report back
      At the meeting of the Committee on Agriculture in special session (CoA SS) convened on 14th March, WTO members heard back from five working groups set up earlier this year to intensify and deepen discussions on specific issues under the agriculture negotiations umbrella. Saying that the new process was now “moving full steam ahead”, the […]
    • Japan offers JPY 26 million to strengthen negotiating capacity of poorest members
      The government of Japan is contributing JPY 26 million (approximately CHF 231,000) to the WTO’s Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF) in 2019 to help developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs) improve their participation in global trade negotiations.
    • Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next week
      Appearing on BBC News on 21 March, Open Europe's Aarti Shankar discusses the week ahead in Brexit with People's Vote campaigner Tom Baldwin.The post Unclear what happens if the Brexit deal is voted down next week appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe
      Join Open Europe's Henry Newman and Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe, for a live Brexit discussion on 27 March. The post Facebook Live with Open Europe’s Henry Newman and Anand Menon from The UK in a Changing Europe appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Clearing up confusion about Article 50 extension and No Deal as the “legal default”
      Some commentators have suggested that the UK leaving the EU on the 29th March without a deal remains the “legal default,” even if the EU27 agree to grant an extension. As Open Europe’s Dominic Walsh points out, this is incorrect: if an extension is granted, the 29th March deadline will no longer apply.The post Clearing […]
    • Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension?
      In an updated country-by-country guide following the UK Parliament voting for the Government to request an Article 50 extension, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at possible reasons for which the EU27 would agree to a Brexit delay.The post Updated: Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? appeared first on Open […]
    • EU27 will demand clarity for Article 50 extension
      Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze spoke to TRT World News about the European reactions to the second defeat of the Brexit deal in the UK Parliament on 13 March.The post EU27 will demand clarity for Article 50 extension appeared first on Open Europe.
    • We need more flexibility to avoid a No Deal
      Speaking to Al Jazeera English on 13 March, Open Europe's Pieter Cleppe assesses the next steps in the Brexit process.The post We need more flexibility to avoid a No Deal appeared first on Open Europe.
    • A third meaningful vote is likely
      Appearing on BBC Two's Victoria Derbyshire Show, Open Europe Director Henry Newman discusses the defeat of the Government's deal on March 12 and what might happen next. The post A third meaningful vote is likely appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Is the Brexit deal now ‘dead’?
      Open Europe's Henry Newman discusses the results of the second 'meaningful vote' on BBC News on 12 March.The post Is the Brexit deal now ‘dead’? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension?
      In a country-by-country guide, Open Europe's Anna Nadibaidze looks at possible reasons for which the EU27 would agree to a Brexit delay.The post Under which conditions would the EU27 agree to an Article 50 extension? appeared first on Open Europe.
    • What changes has the Attorney General proposed to the backstop?
      Open Europe's Aarti Shankar examines what new ideas the UK has tested in renegotiations on the backstop.The post What changes has the Attorney General proposed to the backstop? appeared first on Open Europe.