Freeports – and why we do not need them in the UK

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I recently submitted a fairly lengthy comment to the Government's consultation on the creation of new Freeport in the UK, suggesting that it was almost impossible to identify any benefits that might arise from this proposal, whilst there were plenty of downsides to all-too-easily spot. This video builds on the ideas in that submission, pointing all the issues (including opportunities for the facilitation of crime) that such arrangements usually provide: