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What now for the EU ?

False claims. Look at performances from 2008 to present. Take into account the global downturn. The iceberg exists only in your head.

Facts and figures on the EU’s position in global markets​

  • The EU is the largest economy in the world. Although growth is projected to be slow, the EU remains the largest economy in the world with a GDP per head of €25 000 for its 500 million consumers.
  • The EU is the world's largest trading block. The EU is the world’s largest trader of manufactured goods and services.
  • The EU ranks first in both inbound and outbound international investments
  • The EU is the top trading partner for 80 countries. By comparison the US is the top trading partner for a little over 20 countries.
  • The EU is the most open to developing countries. Fuels excluded, the EU imports more from developing countries than the USA, Canada, Japan and China put together.
The EU benefits from being one of the most open economies in the world and remains committed to free trade.

  • The average applied tariff for goods imported into the EU is very low. More than 70% of imports enter the EU at zero or reduced tariffs.
  • The EU’s services markets are highly open and we have arguably the most open investment regime in the world.
  • The EU has not reacted to the crisis by closing markets. However some the EU’s trading partners have not been so restrained as the EU has highlighted in the Trade and Investment Barriers Report .
  • In fact the EU has retained its capacity to conclude and implement trade agreements. The recent Free Trade Agreements with South Korea and with Singapore are examples of this and the EU has an ambitious agenda of trade agreements in the pipeline.
Yep, who cares - we've already left the EU :), you may as well have posted a link about Russia or the USA as we are about as much a part of them as we are the EU.
 
Before Brexit quite a few celebrities said they were going to leave the UK if Brexit happened - how many have actually followed through on their promise?

Exactly the same number of Murrcan 'stars' and 'celebrities' who said they would quit CONUS if Donny J were elected 45th President of these here United States.

. . . and that number is Zero.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
Didn't that vile creature Yasmin Alibaba Brown threaten to leave, thus raising the morale of the whole country? Pity she is still here getting more airtime from the antiBBC to spout her hatred.
Twice actually, if we got Brexit and if Boris became PM!
 

BuggerAll

LE
Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
False claims. Look at performances from 2008 to present. Take into account the global downturn. The iceberg exists only in your head.

Facts and figures on the EU’s position in global markets​

  • The EU is the largest economy in the world. Although growth is projected to be slow, the EU remains the largest economy in the world with a GDP per head of €25 000 for its 500 million consumers.
  • The EU is the world's largest trading block. The EU is the world’s largest trader of manufactured goods and services.
  • The EU ranks first in both inbound and outbound international investments
  • The EU is the top trading partner for 80 countries. By comparison the US is the top trading partner for a little over 20 countries.
  • The EU is the most open to developing countries. Fuels excluded, the EU imports more from developing countries than the USA, Canada, Japan and China put together.
The EU benefits from being one of the most open economies in the world and remains committed to free trade.

  • The average applied tariff for goods imported into the EU is very low. More than 70% of imports enter the EU at zero or reduced tariffs.
  • The EU’s services markets are highly open and we have arguably the most open investment regime in the world.
  • The EU has not reacted to the crisis by closing markets. However some the EU’s trading partners have not been so restrained as the EU has highlighted in the Trade and Investment Barriers Report .
  • In fact the EU has retained its capacity to conclude and implement trade agreements. The recent Free Trade Agreements with South Korea and with Singapore are examples of this and the EU has an ambitious agenda of trade agreements in the pipeline.
That’s alright then, we’ll have no problem trading with it then.

We get to trade with the easiest to trade with trade block in the world and the rest of the world. Win / win.
 
That’s alright then, we’ll have no problem trading with it then.

We get to trade with the easiest to trade with trade block in the world and the rest of the world. Win / win.
The UK will not accept the terms and conditions. Currently our manufacturing and trade is dependent on membership benefits. Brexit will make everything more expensive... Why should BMW have wing mirrors manufactured in UK at twice the price of wing mirrors from Spain?
 
The UK will not accept the terms and conditions. Currently our manufacturing and trade is dependent on membership benefits. Brexit will make everything more expensive... Why should BMW have wing mirrors manufactured in UK at twice the price of wing mirrors from Spain?
You maintain a remarkable misunderstanding of how the world economy works.
Sometimes I think you do it deliberately to wind people up.
 
Aye, right enough. Conservative chancellors throwing money into the economy like socialists. What was once a fringe group of European nutters now running the show. (Don’t mention the shielding of an accused sex attacker) A man widely regarded as worst ForSec ever gets get made Prime Minister.
And not surprisingly is useless at that too.
‘This is going to be a fantastic year for Britain’.. Johnson Jan 2.

In English?
 
Better one - for the purposes of letchering - here:


And that accent...
She's a foxy, little minx - I can just imagine her wearing a Leather Basque & thigh high boots, I bet she's a tiger in the bedroom....GRRRRR!
 

Londo

LE
She's a foxy, little minx - I can just imagine her wearing a Leather Basque & thigh high boots, I bet she's a tiger in the bedroom....GRRRRR!
Keep going , nearly there .........
 
Keep going , nearly there .........

 
As part of a current £100m investment plan in the UK, sports car manufacturer Lotus is constructing a new factory at its Hethel HQ in Norfolk. The new plant will employ an additional 700 staff and nearly triple production.
 

WightMivvi

Old-Salt
The UK will not accept the terms and conditions. Currently our manufacturing and trade is dependent on membership benefits. Brexit will make everything more expensive... Why should BMW have wing mirrors manufactured in UK at twice the price of wing mirrors from Spain?

One of the things I learnt from 30 years as a bureaucrat is not to look at what is said, but to look at what is not said.

You are factually correct that the UK will not accept the EU’s T&Cs. What you omit is that those T&Cs were designed by the EU to be unique and deliberately unacceptable. Therefore, a more accurate statement would be to say that the EU will not offer acceptable T&Cs.

You also seem to be suggesting that what affects some manufacturers and traders affects all manufacturers and traders. Again, it’s a bit misleading.

However, it’s a good try, worthy of, say, a MOD Band D (Executive Officer) doing an initial draft for the grown-ups to improve.
 

Helm

MIA
Moderator
Book Reviewer
As part of a current £100m investment plan in the UK, sports car manufacturer Lotus is constructing a new factory at its Hethel HQ in Norfolk. The new plant will employ an additional 700 staff and nearly triple production.
Is that to produce all the extra twigs?
 

Wordsmith

LE
Book Reviewer
False claims. Look at performances from 2008 to present. Take into account the global downturn. The iceberg exists only in your head.

Facts and figures on the EU’s position in global markets

  • The EU is the largest economy in the world. Although growth is projected to be slow, the EU remains the largest economy in the world with a GDP per head of €25 000 for its 500 million consumers.


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And:

The EU's gross domestic product (GDP) totalled $15.6 trillion (nominal) in 2019, which was $5.8 trillion less than the United States' $21.4 trillion GDP, according to figures available from the World Bank.

So all the countries in the EU collectively have a GDP that's about 75% of the US's, while the strongest economy in the EU (Germany, has an economy a fifth of the size of the US.

The rest of your post is equal bollox.

You and reality should file for a divorce.

Wordsmith
 

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