A cool headed analysis of the huge difficulties the UK faces in the #brexit negotiations.
Hi Excited Leaver,
Note: originally this was written during a discussion with a leaver (Rod, I hope you are out there and doing well) but was then turned into a more generic post.
So, you’ve won the referendum and you’re excited about that great new deal we’re going to do with the Europeans. Let’s just recap the deal you’re after:
Access to the single market – basically it’s trade more or less exactly like we have now with the EU. BUT you want to drop some of the extras:
- No EU contribution
- No Freedom of Movement
- No pooled sovereignty
Seems simple enough, just a free trade deal? And of course you’ve been told we’re in a strong position, there’s that huge Trade Deficit as we buy far more than we sell so you’re confident we can drag the EU to the table and get the deal the UK deserves. “The Germans will…
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