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

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EFTA-EEA would not be the end state, only an interim state after Article 50 to enable business continuity and avoid deep recession. The UK can pursue FTA agreements within this status. In fact, they will have to, as exiting the EU nullifies agreements with a host of third parties.
Well first of all about 70% of the UK's GDP is derived from services, in particular financial services which would not be covered by this agreement. Secondly the UK could only pursue agreements within the framework of the EEA and thirdly most of the third party agreements of the EU have equivalents in the EEA agreement.

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