The Brexit Thread

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    Stuie TowersStreet Member

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    But as already stated in this thread, all these job losses are for the greater good in uniting our country right?!

    Right?....
     
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    I look forward to my Brexit dividend, maybe some of the more ardent supporters will put their money where their mouth is and support those of us who are unemployed because of it?
     
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    Trade barriers at ports..... I’m shocked, shocked I tell thee. Surely someone would have foreseen this and warned the populace!

    o_O
     
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    It hasn't actually happened yet so just chill your beans.
     
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    But the clock is ticking. However it is not going to bong till 2021.

    Sent from my SM-J600FN using Tapatalk
     
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    If I had a pound (or Brexit 50p) for someone telling me a prediction about brexit hadn’t happened so just chill and then the prediction coming true I would be in profit.

    The only people thinking it’s a good idea are the ones unable to do any independent research beyond what they are told to believe by the government or the Daily Mail.

    I long for a time when facts actually meant something
     
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    The numbers in that range from inaccurate to completely untrue. The links to Brexit are often questionable as well. I'm all for intense scrutiny of our performance now we have left, but 'alternative facts' don't help.
     
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    Have to agree here, there are way too many assumptions plus double counting. Just because it’s a remain source doesn’t make it right.
     
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    To do a major trade deal like this in a year is going to be difficult, especially considering the stands certain people are making on top of it.

    But if you as a business owner were told you'd have no new tape to deal with then suddenly it's all coming out you'd be understandably frustrated. Businesses HATE uncertainty and the whole country has been uncertain for about 5 years now.
     
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    Wow, no posts in almost three months! I remember when Brexit was the one thing that I used to get fed up of hearing about.

    A question was posed in today's Coronavirus briefing to Dominic Raab regarding the Brexit transitional period. The question was along the lines of "Is it sensible to stick to the December deadline when the UK will be in economic shock due to the effects of Coronavirus?".

    There's two opposing answers:
    • Yes, because businesses want stability and further delays will reduce confidence
    • No, because we're in enough economic shock without adding more by coming out of the single market. Also negotiation progress is likely to have been slower than expected due to UK and EU governments being preoccupied.
    Do people think the transitional period should be extended?
     
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    The Covid-19 crisis will make Brexit look like a walk in the park.

    I still think we would be better to remain or delay, but at this moment in time, the corona-virus is what we need to really be focus on.
     
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    I agree, but we're going to get both at the same time, so it's not necessarily about which is larger! Even with a delay of 12 months, or longer, the market conditions are going to be very different and more difficult than what was expected at the time of the referendum, but also when this timeline was laid out.

    What will suck, is if it's pushed through for political reasons* - I would think hope even the most ardent of Brexiteers will accept some form of delay due to the the current situation, but maybe not.

    * it's quite likely the EU will put in place some fairly drastic measures to lessen the economic impact, depending on what they are and when they are introduced, we would potentially have to conform - without a voice at the table.

    Also, for what it's worth (which you might judge to be precisely nothing), even as an unapologetic free market capitalist, if the country was in the doldrums, with a struggling economy, high unemployment etc - I would probably go out of my way to support British business and the like. If people across the world take a similar view - particularly in Brexiteer's target markets like the US, that could make things even more interesting.
     
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    There should be no delay
    EU only want to keep us in so we can prop up their finances
    Make us liable for all the covid turmoil they have put Italy and Spain through.

    EU is failing fast

    Already I believe 65% of Italy think it’s best leaving the failed EU project.
     
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    I guarantee, you be the first to moan when Brixit goes tits up
     
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    Leaving Legoland?
     
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    That can be quite a torrid process on a summer's eve!
     
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    Sorry to bump this thread, but while we’ve all been distracted with COVID, it is worth remembering that another major event lies on the horizon; Brexit. The transition period with the European Union ends on 31st December 2020, and Boris Johnson has refused an extension, so the issue that’s polarised the UK for 4.5 years finally looks set to reach a conclusion at the end of 2020.

    But the reason why I bumped this thread was not to remind you all of Brexit, because that would be counterproductive.

    My reasoning was to ask a question that dawned upon me earlier today, as I’m not sure if I actually know the answer; what benefits will we gain from Brexit? How will it benefit the lives of the people in this country? I’m not asking to try and be difficult or create flame wars between Remainers and Brexiteers. I’m genuinely interested to know what benefits it will bring to the UK, because I’ve heard more than enough about its consequences. I’d be interested to know what the positives of Brexit are besides things like sovereignty; how will it positively impact the everyday lives of people living in Britain?

    As someone who has been an opponent of Brexit from the beginning, I’d be intrigued to know so as to inform myself a little more about the life I can expect post-Brexit and what positive things will come from it, so that I can prepare myself for what’s to come and accept our future outside the EU with more open arms.
     
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    Been waiting for an answer to this one for about five years mate.
     

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