Actually there are some small differences between CPTPP membership and the EU deal and its probably these that allow brexiteers to claim it will be a roring success whilst for people like myself who feel we have lost far more economically (and culturally) by brexit than we will gain elsewehere but even as a proud ramain / rejoiner I will admit there are differencesActually I was just looking at the CPTPP agreement which is Truss's next mission.
This is according to the British government going to bring another £12bn in business by 2030. Wow.
What that fails to mention is that most of it is with Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Vietnam all of which the EU (including the UK if they had stayed) already had an agreement. The only one of any consequence that was missing from the CPTPP was Australia (which was still tiny). Australia and NZ are in talks with the EU.
How do brexiteers buy into all this BS?
the two primary differences that I see that allow brexiteers to put a positive spin on this are:
1. Trade in services which is not covered under the current eu deals but is by CPTPP i think?
2. Its a trading block only and does not seek to impose laws, a single market or a customs union - i.e. its politically on message for the type of brexit championed by brexiteers whilst painting UK as a global trader (Im not sold on that idea myself but can see how brexiteers buy into it)