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Pawel Swidlicki

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Independent EU Policy Analyst — Freelance

Wimbledonian expat in Peckham. Inadvertent Brexit analyst, currently plying my trade at @EdelmanUK. Views and opinions expressed in personal capacity.

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@TomMcTague Problem is leaving CU comes with definite short term hit while benefits of new FTAs are overhyped and will take a while to materialise
@SamCoatesTimes Between lower growth and continued payments to EU there won't be a meaningful Brexit dividend. You can always borrow or take money from somewhere else and label it as 'Brexit cash for NHS' but that won't make it true
@TomMcTague I'm not even arguing we should stay in a CU with EU post Brexit (beyond the short term) but keen to see how those arguing in favour of a 'clean Brexit' intend to resolve the Irish border issue - keeping it free-flowing was also an explicit Leave pledge remember
@TomMcTague Partially, yes (wouldn't cover services and investment) though potentially this could be mitigated by UK having a formal consultative role in EU negotiations (admittedly this would be hard to negotiate)
Not arguing we should stay in a customs union with EU post-Brexit, there are good arguments against, but these need to be made and subjected to proper, robust scrutiny as regards their practicality - not deflected with trite about CBI's predecessor backing appeasement in the 30s
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