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Old 17.01.2017, 19:10
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Because from a political perspective they have a vested interest in keeping the EU going as it is.
The majority of voters in the last EU parliamentary elections, voted for parties that support a closer union, so how would they behave if not to kept the union going. Seriously.

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From an economic perspective, which is what matters, having a poor trading relationship with a big economy like the UK is not in anyone's benefit.
Well if that is the case, then with 48% of it's exports going to the EU, we can expect the UK to accept FMOP, ECJ etc so they will get a deal, can we? After all trade is more important to the UK than principles according to your logic.

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If other countries want to leave, why not let them ? What right does a politician have to force a country to remain within a club they formed ?
What could be simpler than telling people you are leaving and tidying up your affairs and well just leaving. There is no mechanism to prevent a member leaving, except the reluctant member themselves... It's a couple of months ago now since the EU appointed it's negotiators, where are the UK negotiators???
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