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Old 23.02.2017, 11:40
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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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.

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
No, it looks like they are breaking off, and no special deals should be expected, as the EU is rigid and not really capable of moving. If and when they find opportunities for optimization, they can explore it after the fact.

Normally, two parties assess what they want from each other, and negotiate a deal trade. This is difficult for the EU, but it is much easier to do between two parties.
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