Re: Ominous News!!
Originally Posted by Donkeyman
Excuse me butting in Bread! But l am not convinced that a trade
"deal" is really beneficial for uk, other than the inconvenience of
changing our suppliers??
EU only comprises approx 12% of UK trade world wide and so is
actually being subsidised by our non eu trade to the tune of
£100 billion if you include our club fees?
So for me its a no brainer !!
I have said many times that I'd prefer to leave without a FTA with the EU.
I'm also absolutely sure that, given a year or two, THEY will come to US begging
for a free trade deal.
Because they have been relying on our generous payments (for nothing in return) for 40 years, to say nothing of our fish! I really don't think that they could survive without us.
Yes, individually, Germany alone could compete with us, and possibly the Frogs, but we must remember that the EU comprises a large number of poor countries which need to be 'carried' by the richer nations and which would therefore hold them back.