A little thread on the fustercluck that is Brexit and all the failings that arise, as they arise.
Faisal Islam (Yeah, I know he's brown and not CofE, but he is a good journalist and not at all biased), writes that the EU has refused to agree to a British request to overlook "Rules of Origin" (which are enforced under WTO trading rules) on cars assembled in Britain using parts from other countries.
The original Withdrawal Agreement, produced by Theresa May contained a route to minimise Rules of Origin checks, but these were written out of the final agreement signed by Boris Johnson. I stress that there is now no such route in the final Withdrawal Agreement being discussed (reneged on) by Britain.
But as slimy and two faced as David Frost is, he has requested that such a route now be pursued. The EU 27 are not amenable to this.
It means that even if Britain were to negotiate a zero tariff agreement (which is about as likely as Truro City winning the FA Cup) British car makers would still face tariffs.
Is this what they meant by "The easiest trade deal in history"....?