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Old 14.08.2019, 10:16
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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First of all you are referring to the EU, not a city or should we start referring to the UK as Derry or if youíre 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 youíd been paying attention you know that the EUís 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 EUís agreement before they can give as good a deal to Londonderry. With Boris continuing to play the clown Iíd say there is every chance at least one of the 27 will veto such an approval.
This is a really first class example of why being a smaller, more agile, independent trading nation has its advantages. As you say, if one of 27 countries isn't happy with any aspect of a trade negotiation, it gets vetoed.

As for the clause where, if I read that correctly, the EU has to give approval for a trade deal between Canada and the UK, im amazed. In any other line of business that would be way outside whats legally allowed.
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