Should we say ‘Free Trade’ rather than No Deal?

This is what Tim Martyn suggests.  I’m not sure he really cares about the legislative side of things but from a business perspective he does sort of have a point doesn’t he?

Dont get me wrong, I’m a remainder who reluctantly accepts democracy in this instance but that does push me into the point of having to interpret May’s so called deal.

Basically her deal is Brexit with no exit. It kicks the can down the road with the capacity to continue to so do as nauseum ad infinitum.

That is not a European exit.  The majority of morons in the uk voted to leave so we must leave.

Hard brexit? Free trade? This feels like the option that we need to start to get used to.

Well, yes and no. 

In principle, no deal is free trade.

In common parlance, free trade is a shorthand for free trade agreements which are all in practice protectionist. 

Having no trade deals and relying on wto base model for your trade, could be considered free trade but it is not what people (certainly any people used to trading with EU rather than say China, India, Indonesia etc) think, or mean when they talk about free trade

So no, we should not call worse trading terms "free trade" because it undermines the whole system that has dragged everyone forward into greater prosperity and instead gives fuel to the "well, global socialism, maybe we should give that another whack?" crowd

Having no trade deals and relying on wto base model for your trade, could be considered free trade but it is not what people (certainly any people used to trading with EU rather than say China, India, Indonesia etc) think, or mean when they talk about free trade

So no, we should not call worse trading terms "free trade" because it undermines the whole system that has dragged everyone forward into greater prosperity and instead gives fuel to the "well, global socialism, maybe we should give that another whack?" crowd