In the debate upon the Constitutional sell out M\’Lord Maclennan of Rogart says:
It is also pure fantasy to think that we can, through our lone voice in the councils of the world, influence trade policy to protect our citizenry without aligning others in support.
When has trade policy, uni- or multi-lateral, ever been used to protect our citizenry?
To protect producers, yes, but that\’s always at the expense of the citizenry.
Protection of the citizenry would be unilateral free trade, something which requires no voice in the councils of the world nor the alignment of support.
We simply tell the special interest groups to bugger off and buy what we wish from where we wish.