Most Favoured Nation

Sam Lowe
Musings on UK and EU trade policy
Created 21 Mar 2021
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  • Most Favoured Nation: Christmas Trade Quiz
    17 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    Welcome to the Christmas edition of Most Favoured Nation. Which in practice means one thing and one thing only: a trade-themed Christmas quiz. Answers can be submitted in the comments, on twitter or b...
  • Most Favoured Nation: Trade Batman
    12 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Share [Sorry that this week’s edition of MFN is a little late. As mentioned on twitter, I may have fallen asleep when I was meant to be writing it …] Economic coercion is a slightly odd concept. Using...
  • Most Favoured Nation: MC12, We Hardly Knew Ye
    03 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 1 1
    Share The last seven days could have been very different. Absent Omicron, the countries of the world would have spent the week locked in trade negotiations in Geneva, failing to resolve long-standing ...
  • Most Favoured Nation: Peppa Pig World
    26 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Subscribe now First, just to get this out of the way, Peppa Pig is a brilliant example of global trade in the modern era. Right, now let’s talk about 20th century trade problems. Some of you might hav...
  • Most Favoured Nation: one TRILLION pounds
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Share Having left the EU, the UK wants to do differently on data flows. In particular, it wants to make it easier for companies to move people’s personal data between regulatory jurisdictions. [If you...
  • Most Favoured Nation: The Environment Edition
    12 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Unsurprisingly, given the whole international climate change negotiations thing, people have been talking a fair bit about trade and the environment recently. (Including me, obv.) But I do wonder if e...
  • Most Favoured Nation: Transatlantic Trade Cartels > Transatlantic Trade Wars?
    03 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Share The US and EU have finally agreed to scrap the Trump trade war tariffs on steel, aluminium and a whole assortment of other things (kinda). Which is nice. They have also agreed to negotiate the “...
  • Most Favoured Nation: Oh, India.
    29 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    India is like the anti-UK. As much as the UK desperately wants to do as many free trade agreements as possible, that’s how much India doesn’t really want to do free trade agreements (even if it someti...
  • Most Favoured Nation: AIP, It’s As Easy As One, Two, Three
    21 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    Share Overnight (well, actually yesterday morning, but announced last night) the UK and New Zealand agreed to agree a free trade agreement, subject to ironing out the terms and conditions. This agreem...
  • Most Favoured Nation: The EU’s Making A List, It’s Making It Twice …
    14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    October means one thing and one thing only: Brexit and Northern Ireland are back, baby. There’s obviously a lot to talk about, but for now let’s focus on a question journalists (at least the ones who ...
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