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Old 18.04.2016, 08:15
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Sorry Medeea, but this is a bit shortsighted. It seems that most of us can't see the wood for the trees.
How much more does the UK gain from free movement of goods and capital within EU? There are a lot of other advantages that are worth considering because once the UK is out there will be a lot of things they will not benefit anymore.

There's no such a thing in international relations as reciprocity.
I understand that greenmount, but I was replying to Troublawesome and marton specific comments regarding Brexit and the effect it would have on UK farmers.

And you have to look at how Britain leaving will affect the EU economy too. Having just returned from the UK the number of foreign lorries delivering goods is growing all the time, it seemed there were almost as many foreign as UK registered vehicles on the roads. So if Britain votes to leave and the EU gets petulant and refuses to negotiate new trade agreements that's going to hurt EU countries because they'll have lost an outlet for their goods. Everyone's looking at Britain being out and saying how much it will hurt if we can't negotiate with the EU, but no one's talking about how badly the EU may be hit if it loses the UK market.
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