The Alternative Arrangements Commission Report

Since the defeat of the May-Barnier agreement for the third time in March 2019, I have been the co-Chairman of the independent Alternative Arrangements Commission, working tirelessly on a set of proposals that all sides could agree on to replace the Northern Ireland Backstop. The Backstop has been the biggest hindrance to a deal passing through the House of Commons. I have travelled to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland no less than 5 times, meeting with businesses and politicians from across the political spectrum. In August, I wrote an Evening Standard article on my proposals here:

 

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/greg-hands-brussels-needs-to-see-the-logic-of-alternative-arrangements-a4218186.html

 

The full report of my proposals can be found here: https://www.prosperity-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2019/07/AAC-Final-Report-and-Protocols-18-07-2019.pdf.

 

A shorter Executive Summary of the report can be found here: https://www.prosperity-uk.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2019/07/AAC-Final-Report-Executive-Summary-18-07-2019.pdf.