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Old 27.06.2016, 14:54
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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True (well more like formal inaction ).
The risk for Brexit is indeed Nations have trade interests and back them up.
If, as an example, Italy believes they can sell more cars in the EU if they block UK car exports then they will.
Nothing anybody can do to stop them unless the UK could find a big enough carrot to offer to Italy.
It gets better:
From reddit-
" Here's one of the things that seems to have been ignored in the run-up to Brexit. No other government in the world has been elected on a mandate to get a trade deal with Britain. For most countries, it's not going to make any difference whether they get a trade deal in the next 2 or 20 years: it's purely an added bonus for them, rather than an absolute economic and political necessity as it is for Britain.
Of course, every country in the world is going to know this, and they'll know that time is on their side for any arrangement the UK wants to make." "

Any issues with Italy will look like sweetness and light in comparison.

i.e. Imagine what the Indians are thinking ... after 200 years of quasi-slavery, they might just need us more than we need them
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