Brexit Phase Two - Trade

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it's not a free trade deal, fool we're in a customs Union and we pay, it's free within the CU because we've paid. Note the word paid- this means it's not free. Your meal in a restaurant is not free, you have to pay. Either way the fact remains that you are paying well over the odds on the retail side. Tell you what you Buy your suits, Luggage etc in HK and pay the duty and then compare the difference in the high street near you. Bet you'd be surprised. If you travel and buy it may fit into your personal allowance.
Brexit according to some sources has already cost us £40bn, could cost us another £39bn. And suck up the £350m. A week promised to the nhs.
So tell us more about this future 'free trade' we're getting.
I seem to recall that the exact wording and framing of the question on the ballot paper was proposed by HMG and subsequently approved by Parliament. That sound you are presently hearing is that of a large amount of chickens coming home to roost!! Can't beat a nice bit of Parliamentary sovereignty
And that's a fundamental problem - don't bother me with details I neither know, understand or care about, just give me the result I want. the great British public acting like VSOs; who'd'a thunk it!
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You do know that in 20 years time no one will admit to having been a remainer!
Ireland's looking at serious economic damage in the event of a hard Brexit anyway, perhaps they see little to lose.

It could also be, that if Ireland is able to offer more routes and more competition to the rest of Europe they see a chance to nab some of the UK's long haul traffic.
It's a lot more expensive to get to Dublin from Germany (and further eastwards) without using the UK as a transit point between ferries.

Good luck with that then.

For starters: weighbridges for every RoI wagon entering the UK would be a nice. Dipping their tanks would be a cute second. Toll for every journey would be lucious. Tachograph examination every off/on, on/off the ferry should see a nice wedge collected in fines, with automatic confiscation of the vehicle for tacho and/or weight and/or fuel infringements and three months inside per driver... and as for their vehicles meeting UK safety standards..... what would that add on to each of their stabbers-in-the-back journey in time and costs? Of course, fresh arable produce should go to the back of the queue at the docks.


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Brilliant. Brexit described elsewhere as 'a national spite suicide'

That's probably one of the considerable upsides we hear so little of
And despite us holding all the the cards on the easiest deal in history.

There's this,
Did you actually read what you posted?

Ireland’s cunning plan is to offer an even longer route to Yourup And undercut the closer country with a tunnel and a couple of dozen short sea crossings?
I don't know if it is or isn't.

I don't know how you think the tunnel and ferries are relevant. I'm not sure there's many land at LHR then choose to travel to Dover to reach the continent.

Any increased time is marginal over a long haul journey once transfer times are taken into account. If it's cheaper (and open skies largely drove the budget airlines' success) people will accept an extra hour. In any case for American flights it's on the way.
We'll never get anything better
I may be starting to feel sorry for you. Your present life is as good as you've had?
Poor little SCOTY


I don't doubt. However, the original statement was that "the majority of voters*" voted to leave. Clearly the majority of voters didn't.

*As in, the total number of people registered/eligible to vote (if they could be bothered).
Definition of "voter". Someone who votes. Not someone who might have voted if they were not washing their hair.
Is that the UK Automotive industry comprising of Nissan and Toyota who have already threatened to move to the EU from the UK on Brexit?

Or the Tata owned JLR that gets a large amount of it's parts from European companies?

Looks to me like this EU-Japan deal will render the UK superfluous for Japan after Brexit. I think you will find a lot of industries inthe same boat.

the Worlds 2nd largest economy will do a deal rendering the worlds 10th largest economy (who's main customer was the worlds 2nd largest) some what superflous.

Done come out with all the crap that the UK is the world's 5th largest economy that was before the Brexit referendum. Since them the UK has slipped and with major industries like Airbus, Niussan, Toyota and others Brexiting the UK will be hard pressed to stay 10th.

Say goodby to being on the G7/8 and having bugger all influence inthe G20 as we have no friends to get together with.

PS Are Rolls Royce, Bentley, Dailmer etc UK owned or European?
That is why I don’t usually bother engaging with your oft repeated bluster. Read my post again carefully Einstein. I was referring to the large market HERE to sell into .the one that is important enough that when BMW sounded off a couple of weeks ago at the appointed time on Blair and co’s play sheet.
There was a hastily published retraction within 48 hours when I assume the marketing department pointed out how much damage they would do to BMW’s carefully crafted image and therefore future sales.
Fighting for a bigger share of the market here has nothing to do with the rest of your oft repeated assertions.
Thanks for that eloquent and witty riposte to a reasonable question, reasonably answered by others.

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