TPP and UK

Joining the TPP: A Path Forward for the UK?

The Financial Times has reported that the UK’s Department of International Trade has begun circulating a proposal for the UK to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement. There are at least four issues to be addressed:  1) Why would the UK want to join the TPP? 2) Does the TPP even allow the UK to join in the first place?  3) Why would the TPP members want the UK?  4) Is it possible to make a deal happen and when?