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

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Was talking to a friend on the phone tonight, and she's undecided, which did surprise me.

I told her to imagine having to do her weekly shop at Tesco Express for the next two or three years, and it costing double what she pays now.

Did anyone else see Louise Bours MEP on Question Time this week? Gees! She's the Vicky Pollard of British politics.
Why would it be double? If anything, food could be much cheaper. The EU agricultural policy is geared towards protecting european farmers against competition from the rest of the world with high tariffs.

Theoretically, we could reduce such tariffs and get cheaper food into the UK - though with the UK farming lobby (and food security concerns) I suspect there would be little movement on this front.
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