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Old 17.08.2016, 10:34
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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"Europe is willing to negotiate with the UK" Do you have a source for this?

"There's also the rest of the world to negotiate with (more than half of the UK trade)." But this trade is mostly via the single market EU free trade agreements with the rest of the world which will no longer be available to UK after Brexit.
Merkel herself and she's the only one who counts. She has said it since the referendum. Who was the first person May went to? (forget Sturgeon ) It's between them to sort out.

Yes the single market EU free trade needs to be re-negotiated, but China has already said it will deal with the UK and that is the big one. The US has stated that the "special" friendship remains.

There was something that the EU is still negotiating an agreement with China and it's taken years, not sure of the exact details, but then as soon as BREXIT came China said it would negotiate with the UK.

Why will the EU not be available to the UK after BREXIT? do you really believe that they will cut all ties to the UK. The worst case net scenario that was presented by the remainers during the referendum was the status quo. Who wouldn't want to re-negotiate when the worst case is the status quo. This came out of the debates that they had. Yes I know how you present stats is variable, but it was the same for both sides.

People are massively overplaying how negative it is for the UK and that Europe holds all the cards. The simple fact is they don't. But let's see how it plays out.

Europe as it stood before the referendum was a failing entity and needed drastic action.

Another stat that you might like to have is that, had it been a general election 85% of the seats would have gone to BREXIT. That came out afterwards. How that comes from the 52% i don't know, but it's interesting none the less.

And when you think of who was for and who was against in lines of influence, then you realise what a monumental result it was and how unhappy Joe Public was with the current setup.
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