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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Oh no, Germany certainly wont ignore the UK relationship to the common market.

So Brexit happens, and suddenly UK firms are outside the common market vs German firms inside, with possibly thousands of German firms at a trade advantage with respect to their UK competitors where selling stuff in the EU is concerned. The bankers in Frankfurt will probably lead the charge, with the City suddenly less able to offer financial services as before.

So yeah, certainly not to be ignored, but certainly to be screwed over for whatever advantages the local companies can get.

Heck, the EU doesnt even ignore good ol`tiny brave CH, and as the CH business owner quoted in the article says, made him end up having to set up production facilities in the Netherlands to be competitive in the EU.
A lot of people seem to be equating the EU with the single market. If that were true, then I think there would be even little discussion of Brexit in the first place.

I would imagine the most likely exit scenario would have the UK remain in the single market or at least have some lesser form of free trade agreement.
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