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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

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      The WTO Secretariat has circulated a meeting notice and list of items proposed for the next meeting, on 20 July 2018, 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”.
    • Trade Policy Review: Israel
      The fifth review of the trade policies and practices of Israel takes place on 17 and 19 July 2018. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the Government of Israel.
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    • Switzerland initiates WTO dispute complaint against US steel, aluminium duties
      Switzerland has requested WTO dispute consultations with the United States regarding US duties on certain imported steel and aluminium products. The request was circulated to WTO members on 12 July.
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    • Tunisia initiates WTO dispute complaint against Moroccan book duties
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    • DDG Wolff: A “crisis can bring good results”
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    • There is no majority in the Commons for any single Brexit option
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    • The Brexit White Paper offers a compromise approach for negotiations, but seems to have little support in Parliament
      The government's Brexit White Paper presents a compromise plan that could move negotiations forward. However, the proposal has faced a very rough landing domestically. The post The Brexit White Paper offers a compromise approach for negotiations, but seems to have little support in Parliament appeared first on Open Europe.
    • The Chequers Brexit plan has been a profound compromise for the Government
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    • The UK’s Brexit proposal needs to be taken seriously on the continent
      Appearing on the BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme alongside Conservative MP Priti Patel and Labour MP Chuka Umunna, Open Europe’s Henry Newman discussed the Government’s Brexit proposal agreed at Chequers last week and the possible responses from the EU. The post The UK’s Brexit proposal needs to be taken seriously on the continent appeared first […]
    • The significance of London’s financial cluster for the EU27
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