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

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So the UK produces a negative balance of trade, while most of the EU countries have improved their position, the Euro zone as a whole produces a positive balance, Italy produces a positive balance, the PIGS reduce their deficits and Ireland reaches record highs in exporting.
“The EU is the only bloc since 2008 that has not shown growth, whereas every other part of the world has,” says Patrick Barbour, who has donated £500,000 to Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign, and who ran two publicly listed businesses. “[After Brexit] we could concentrate on expanding our trade worldwide.”

Why not leave rather than fighting a zero-sum game in a declining protectionist bloc?
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