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

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Yeah, and the benefits from the EU membership also much more than 1/27 of the total benefits enjoyed by the members.
And sadly the benefits could have been much more had they been fully committed to the objective but they never really set out to exploit the opportunity.

I well remember when we joined the EEC back in 1973 and it was seen as the biggest opportunity to come along and the message to the business and farming community was clear: if you donít organize yourself to take advantage of this market opportunity, then you are a fool. There were all kinds of government schemes to educate and prepare people for the opportunity. Even a scheme where agriculture inspectors went farm to farm to encourage farmers in the West Of Ireland to target the Paris markets for their lambs rather than the traditional UK market etc..
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