With the UK set to leave the European Union, politicians across the world are looking forward to how the global outlook may be reshaped with an independent Britain. Norwegian MP Christian Tybring-Gjedde has penned an interesting article for Norway’s largest newspaper Aftenposten has suggested a “free trade agreement between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway”.
In his fascinating article, he writes: “An EU without the UK can be the gateway to a new comprehensive free trade agreement between the countries bordering the North Atlantic.
“A trade agreement between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway will have a number of benefits that existing trade agreements do not have. Unlike the EU, a free trade agreement between four North Atlantic Allies will not be based on mutual dependence to avoid war. There is no such risk.
“A free trade agreement between the aforementioned four nations will only be aimed at common regulations and conditions in the industry, finance and trade. A free trade agreement excludes any form of forced supranationality and the renunciation of self-determination.”
“A free trade agreement between the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Norway will include nearly 440 million people. It is about the same number of EU citizens without the UK. A free trade agreement will have many benefits.”
He points to the four countries having “strong cultural and historical ties”, urging Norway to “look ahead” and notes that “there is an increasing dissatisfaction with the EU’s growing supremacy, and Britain will hardly be the last country to leave the Union”.
Unshackling from the European Union opens up a new world of potential opportunities to Brexit Britain. Let’s get on with it, get out and re-engage with the rest of the world. The potential is truly phenomenal.