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Old 14.08.2019, 04:43
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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I thought we were talking about Brussels' amazing ability to negotiate deals that are good for British industry. I don't think a deal that wipes out a large part of the British automobile industry qualifies there. It's definitely not putting the bar very high for when Britain needs to negotiate its own deals.
First of all you are referring to the EU, not a city or should we start referring to the UK as Derry or if youre of a unionist persuasion Londonderry to keep you happy. If you want to be taken seriously, start acting accordingly.

Next keep in mind that all trade agreements must be approved by the EU parliament and the 35+ regional and national parliaments before it comes into force. So there is able opportunity for the members to ensure their interests are protected. But Londonderry is a third country and will have no input to the deal, so the members could not care less what happens to its car industry.

And if youd been paying attention you know that the EUs ability to negotiate good deals is very strong. So much so that their agreements with both Canada and Japan to mention two of them requires the EUs agreement before they can give as good a deal to Londonderry. With Boris continuing to play the clown Id say there is every chance at least one of the 27 will veto such an approval.
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