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

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This is true and from what I remember one industry that was completely wiped out was the shoe industry, but then it was mainly sustained by government subventions and protectionist measures in any case.

But fatmanfilms whole argument is based on the idea that EU membership benefits should have accrued naturally to the UK, without them doing anything about it.

Instead of trotting out the statistic: 95% of UK companies don't trade with the EU, he should be demanding to know why they have not made the same effort as everyone else... Ireland is the only EU state which the UK has a trade surplus with, it is also the one that speaks English and has the same legal framework.... Perhaps BREXITEERS idea of trading with the world means the English speaking world - The US being the only other company they have a trade surplus with.
US is a bigger market too
As you will rightly rightly point out that was not the case for most of the past 30 years, which shows the EU's rate of growth is less than the USA, much better to concentrate on a growing market IMHO
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