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

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Ireland then introduced the punt thad dropped v . Not sure your point
95% of UK companies don't trade with the EU
The point is that they started out with more or less the same situation. The decisions made by both countries in how the decided to take advantage of what was available determines the current state of affairs. If 95% of UK companies choose to ignore the opportunities then that is their problem and belly aching about the EU having no advantage is just dumb.

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As Ireland did so well, why are they bothered about losing trade with the UK?
It's such a small trade as far as the EU is concerned, why then should Ireland care
When Ireland jointed the EEC in 1973, UK exports account for about 70+% of all exports, today it is about 15% in third place after Belgium. So of course it is an important market as it is for many EU states, but what the BREXITEERS don't is that none of them including Ireland have any intention in sacrificing their EU advantages for the small market.
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