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

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Because as much as you keep repeating it, the UK isn't a third country. It is a country that has been a member of the EU in it's various forms for 40 years. Like it or not, the EU and the UK are very much intertwined on matters such as security, trade, supply chains and not least the 3.5 million EU citizens living there. No deal will cause much disruption on both sides. The same cannot be said for a trade negotiation with a third country.
That does not answer the question, there is no reason for the EU to compromise it principles to give the UK a special deal and the UK is being offered the same type of trade deal as any third country because that is exactly what it will be.

The UK is going to find itself in the exact same situation when it sits down to talk with other trade blocks as well.
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