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Old 23.02.2017, 11:31
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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You have to call it what it is. It is EU protectionism and a political union, and not about free trade. Which is fine. But it needs to be dealt with for what it is.
If you want to look at it that way, where is the slightest difference to any other arrangement for any country? Do you seriously expect the UK to have free trade arrangements with absolutely everywhere? Isn't going to happen and that's the same for every country barring a handful of special cases.

I note your hero, Trump, wants a 35% import duty on Mexico.

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The UK can set up a tax haven if they wanted and the EU would hurt.
The UK already is a tax haven. There's nothing further they can realistically do in that direction except loosing access to the single market will reduce the attraction of being a tax haven to being at the level of something like the Cayman Islands
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