5 years later… Richard Whitman revisits his thoughts on the EU’s relationship with Canada as a model for the future relationship between the UK and the EU.
‘Writing in February 2016 – and in advance of the Brexit referendum – in a comment piece for UK in a Changing Europe entitled ‘O Canada? An Alternative for the UK after Brexit’ – I picked up on the degree to which prominent Brexit campaigners were drawing attention to the EU’s relationship with Canada as a model for the future relationship with the UK. The piece primarily focused on what was contained within the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) reached between Canada and the EU in August 2014, and contrasting this with alternative third country relationships such as those such as Norway (under the EEA) and Switzerland.’
Read the full piece here.