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Old 02.10.2018, 10:33
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Re: UK passport holders after brexit

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This is a bit of a misnomer though. As much as many Europhiles would like to believe, the EU isn't yet a single country. So whilst no deal may have a very limited effect on say Italy, for Ireland it would be catastrophic. If the EU is serious about protecting all it's members, then this is something they have to take very seriously.
Another misnomer actually. Firstly, the UK exports far more to Ireland than it imports (trade balance is GB£ 12 billion in the UKs favour. Second, the bulk of Ireland's exports to the UK are food (roughly half), something the UK simply can't live without. Even allowing for the high relevance of UK exports to the Irish economy, the relative invulnerability of the food portion should heavily mitigate that.

Northern Ireland could be the most heavily shafted by a no deal Brexit. But that's other people so I guess you don't care about them.
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