Thursday, January 5, 2017

Brexit will do the same

Repealing the Corn Laws increased our prosperity. Brexit will do the same

Paul Marshall, CapX
   The triumph of the Anti-Corn-Law League in 1846 resulted in an era of freer trade and unparalleled prosperity. The same could be true for Brexit, given the protectionism that (among other things) sees the eurozone impose tariffs of 30 per cent on agricultural products from Africa. Yet bizarrely, the Liberal Democrats - whose predecessors led that first fight for free trade - have set their face firmly against it.