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

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1. Negotiating an FTA doesn't mean you can't negotiate with anyone else
2. The UK is the 5th biggest economy in the world
3. Having a trade agreement negotiated by the UK actually means the UK can get one that benefits the UK instead of a hodge podge of compromises that is tailored to the rest of the EU (given the differences between the UK and rest of EU economy). Currently the EU negotiated trade deals may not be in the UK interest
4. The UK economy has a huge service component - something that the EU cares so little about that they haven't even opened up the internal EU service trade (mostly as an internal protectionist measure against the UK). It is also reflected in the fact that that 2 in 3 EU trade deals even covers trade in services!

The UK would be able to negotiate better trade deals than the EU and faster too. The UK has been harmed during its period of membership in the EU during which it has been blocked from concluding its own trade agreements.
"Currently the EU negotiated trade deals may not be in the UK interest" do you have concrete examples?

"The UK would be able to negotiate better trade deals than the EU and faster too" Wishful thinking

"The UK has been harmed..." Concrete examples?

"It is also reflected in the fact that that 2 in 3 EU trade deals even covers trade in services!" What do you mean?

"The UK economy has a huge service component" Which is greatly benefited by the EU freedom of movement.
It is easy to forget how difficult it would be to work without this; one time I had to organise some product training using non-EU trainers - it took months to get the visas and considerably delayed the project completion
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