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So what now for Brexit?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by dumpty, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

  2. EmanuelShadrack

    EmanuelShadrack Star commenter

    Whatever happened to "Theresa the Titan"?
  3. dleaf12

    dleaf12 Lead commenter

    :D:D:D:DHow quaint! Manifesto!!?? :D:D:D Oh you do make me larf!
    - Since when have they set the price of tea in china??

    Met the iceberg.
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    The only winner will be the lawyers. 'Twas ever thus. The fact that so many people have got money to waste on crowd-funding an almost certainly hopeless case is more amusing.
    border_walker likes this.
  5. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    The iceberg called the 'Conservative Party'
    She's been shafted by the Tory nationalists and the geriatric grassroots.
  6. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Not forgetting the contribution of the opposition parties.
  7. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    They are the opposition. Why would they help TM?
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    That was one of the problems wasn't it - a total inability to build any sort of consensus.
  9. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Because the Labour party is commited to leaving the EU with a deal..
  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I'll just leave this here:

    EmanuelShadrack likes this.
  11. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

  12. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Most imports and exports are done between or within companies, that reside in different markets. Historically these markets have been countries that determine the tariffs, quotas, restrictions etc and collects the customs tariff. The formation of the EU changed that somewhat. They set pretty much all the terms and collect pretty much all the tariffs. If France imports too many Thingymabobs which use up the quota, Germany won't be able to import any.

    Yes you can compare imports with individual countries but you are better in considering the EU as a whole if you are outside the union. In the same way you don't break down the UK into England, Wales and Scotland. If we want to export to France after Brexit we'll need to meet the EU's terms and pay them to do so.
    mathsmutt and Burndenpark like this.
  13. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    I'm sure they would. I believe China has a lot of steel to sell to us.

    It's not all about the price either, some people don't want to shop in Aldi..
    Burndenpark likes this.
  14. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It certainly makes the EU look more important. ;)

    But the UK is one country; the EU is 28 countries. Do you not see the difference?

    If we wish to export to anywhere we have to meet that country's terms. We won't have to pay the EU if there is a free trade agreement, and even if there is not, tariffs are not payable on many exports and are not payable at all on our biggest trade (financial services).
  15. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    Or Tory or Labour. Or lazy mps attempting to subvert democracy. Well done to May - she carried Cameron's poisoned chalice whilst others jeered, sneered and tried to deny the people of their vote.

    The gulf between mps and the people is so very vast. Its time for uk politics to change and maybe Farage will make that happen.
  16. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Early stats says the turnout has increased in Remain areas and decreased in leave areas.

    mathsmutt likes this.
  17. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Yes - May carried Cameron's poisoned chalice that he dropped in his haste to run away from the mess he was (and still is) responsible for.

    But she then added petrol to the chalice, set it on fire and left it smouldering in the road.

    Almost three years of ......nothingness....she leaves behind an even bigger mess for someone else to fail at dealing with.
  18. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    Just checking this..

    Does he think England isn't a country but only a district of the UK?


    Yep- funny how you can make both those statements and not see how they are linked.
    Stiltskin likes this.
  19. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Established commenter

    By mps who failed their people, failed to lead instead and failed to support the vote. To sit back and do nothing sounds like an mp's life to me?
  20. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    If we get a free trade deal...
    And it's the EU who could stop or limit access to their financial markets, which is a major problem as the majority of our trade is done through the EU (not France or Germany).

    BTW the UK is made up of three countries and Northern Ireland which some say is a state and others a country) in a political Union.
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