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View Poll Results: What would you personally prefer to happen?
I want the UK to stay in an ever-closer union 49 23.11%
I want the UK to stay in a loosely connected EU 68 32.08%
I want the UK out because the EU is bad for the UK 22 10.38%
I want the UK out because the EU is a bad thing 23 10.85%
I want the UK out because this would be good for the rest of us 17 8.02%
I don't really care 33 15.57%
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Old 26.10.2016, 14:24
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This type of multi-site manufacturing is quite typical of susbidy tourism. Manfacturers have optimized the art of extracting the maximum of subsidy and tax breaks while creating the minimum of local benefits.
So? No doubt they will continue to do this and there will be ever new offers from mainland Europe States to attract UK based companies.
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Old 26.10.2016, 14:30
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So? No doubt they will continue to do this and there will be ever new offers from mainland Europe States to attract UK based companies.
You do realize that without the EU behind our back we can unroll much more attractive susbidy programs and fiscal breaks ... if that's what we want.
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Old 26.10.2016, 14:39
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You do realize that without the EU behind our back we can unroll much more attractive susbidy programs and fiscal breaks ... if that's what we want.
But then we would have the WTO behind our back.

plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose!
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Old 26.10.2016, 15:12
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

And now the good news.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-sou...wales-37772190

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-37764732
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

|Really?

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"Now's the time I start having sleepless nights and getting anxious waiting for customers to show up," he told BBC Radio Wales' Good Morning Wales programme.


"We do have to rely on importing some trees to satisfy demand, and the price has gone up by 15 or 16%.
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Old 26.10.2016, 22:08
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What is the betting that it will be difficult to find an British Christmas tree this year, but they'll happily sell you and imported one for more......
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You do realize that without the EU behind our back we can unroll much more attractive susbidy programs and fiscal breaks ... if that's what we want.
No doubt the British taxpayer will be happy to foot the bill as usual then...Not
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No doubt the British taxpayer will be happy to foot the bill as usual then...Not
More business = greater tax revenue. It's how you run low tax regimes.
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Old 27.10.2016, 10:45
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They may not have a choice. It has been proposed to halve company profit rate from 20% to 10% just to keep companies from leaving, and someone will have to foot the bill if it's actually implemented.
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Old 27.10.2016, 10:51
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Swiss company ABB reported their third quarter results today and claimed that orders from the UK were 56% down versus the same quarter in 2015. They said these companies tell them they are waiting to see how Brexit works out.

Of course such changes are good for the UK balance of payments.

Source
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Old 27.10.2016, 13:42
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Nissan commits to the UK.

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37787890
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Swiss company ABB reported their third quarter results today and claimed that orders from the UK were 56% down versus the same quarter in 2015. They said these companies tell them they are waiting to see how Brexit works out.

Of course such changes are good for the UK balance of payments.

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Great UK econonomic figures today
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/...figures-to-sh/
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Every silver lining has a cloud.

Australia has just dealt a massive blow to the UK government's Brexit plans
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Old 27.10.2016, 16:02
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Will be interesting to find out what exactly has been promised, particularly in view of:

"It seems likely that the government has now promised some sort of financial support to cushion Nissan against such an impact. That will be controversial, of course. But once outside the EU, it won't necessarily be illegal."

AFAIK, WTO rules allow additional retalitory tarifs to compensate this form of support so even if not illegal it might prove less than fully effective.
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Old 27.10.2016, 16:04
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

and to add to the joy
"Privately Australian officials want the deal to include privileged access to UK labour market!"

Oh sorry, I forgot the Brexit campaign was about sovereignty, not immigration
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So seems the UK economy performs just fine as a full part of the EU. Although I see the uncertainty over Brexit dropped the growth from 0.7% in the previous quarter.

Now once the UK actually leaves the EU lets see what happens.

Edit...quickly scanning the detail it all looks rather less rosy. Music, film and TV make up most of the increase while:

"Manufacturing dropped by 1% in the third quarter, while production fell 0.4% and agriculture slipped by 0.7%"
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Will be interesting to find out what exactly has been promised, particularly in view of:

"It seems likely that the government has now promised some sort of financial support to cushion Nissan against such an impact. That will be controversial, of course. But once outside the EU, it won't necessarily be illegal."

AFAIK, WTO rules allow additional retalitory tarifs to compensate this form of support so even if not illegal it might prove less than fully effective.
You mean like this?
On 17 September 2012, the United States notified the WTO Secretariat of a request for consultations with China on “China’s measures providing subsidies such as grants, loans, forgone government revenue, the provision of goods and services and other incentives contingent upon export performance to automobile and automobile-parts enterprises in China”.

There are many other examples on the WTO web site.
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Old 27.10.2016, 16:22
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Great, so any savings from the EU payments will go to foreign auto manufacturers instead of to the NHS. Good idea!
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

Speaking of the NHS, the first cracks in the SNP are appearing.

They have failed to meet 7 out of 8 NHS targets in Scotland and Sturgeon was the minister for health. If the Scots lose confidence in the NHS, they could lose confidence in the SNP.

So much for independence.

As reported on the BBC news just now.

And they're reporting it's all good news economically. But they always end with it may go wrong later.

If they keep reporting like that, eventually they'll be right.
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And they're reporting it's all good news economically. But they always end with it may go wrong later.

If they keep reporting like that, eventually they'll be right.
I suppose that is true of virtually everything.
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