Blog: How Brexit Britain can make trade work – The Times

As the EU’s trade commissioner during the Brexit negotiations, I witnessed first-hand the tortuous decoupling of British trade policy from the EU. I will continue to argue that the UK’s global trade interests are best served within the EU, but as an Irishman in Brussels I know that my opinions will count for little in post-Brexit Britain.

What I can do, though, is give a friendly perspective on how the UK’s new independent trade policy can make trade deliver for the country and its partners — to help chart a course through difficult economic times and pay for the big debts and financial commitments the government has racked up.

Like the rest of Europe, the UK economy is set for a bumpy ride later this

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