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

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Like the 500,000 jobs lost between 1973-1975 when we joined the common market?
https://twitter.com/actionbrexit/sta...259778?lang=en
And of course this had absolutely nothing to do with the UKís failure to take advantage of the opportunities on offer.

Ireland and the UK joined the EEC on the same day, they have the same legal system, they had the same currency at the time and accordingly very similar economic policies... and yet the outcomes are very different.

You canít be a reluctant participant and then blame the other side for all your misfortunes. In absolute terms more Irish 18 olds study a Europe language than in the UK and more Irish firms are willing to do business in German/French/Italian than in the UK. It does not seem like the UK is making much of an effort to exploit a major market on its doorstep.
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