Here we go. A nice little demonstration of what we bang on about all the
time. The EU outsourcing and adopting regulations and conventions as
part of its own treaties. Which means that if we are signatories and
participants in bodies such as the ILO we can have access to trade deals
that embody them by way of mutual recognition agreements.
if you want to get the best from these very agreements, then you don't
want to be involved at the EU level - you need to be at those tables
where the conventions and rules are written with your own voice and your
own veto. This one tweet encapsulates perfectly the reason we should
leave the EU. But that's not enough. That's just the technical reason we
deploy to win the higher arguments. We've got a bigger problem...
saying that we adopt the transitional Norway Model, very little changes
for business, if anything at all in the short to medium term, and the
changes mean very little to ordinary people. What we're offering with
reassurance is no change for business - but that means no change for
voters either. We need to comprehensively answer the next major
question. Why bother?
In this it is our view that The Harrogate Agenda
is the incentive at the end of the Brexit process. We are still in the
process of hammering out the larger technical questions in order to win
the intellectual argument, but we have to stir a particular mood also.
As we say, the offer of weaker helicopter safety regulations, possibly a grand a year extra in their pockets and notionally fewer immigrants not going to cut it and will lose it for us anyway. At some point we will have to go large on the incentive and show that it's worth braving the rain to give our side a vote.