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We can have resource security without protectionism

resource 250This post is by Dan Byles MP, it was first published on ConservativeHome.

The UK has a long history as a global trading nation. For centuries we have viewed free trade and an open economy as the route to prosperity, and history has proved us right: Britain is the second largest exporter of services after the United States, and according to government analysis every ten per cent increase in trade openness raises national income by four per cent. Read more