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Nope, we get access to the single market, which includes services, our biggest export.

The others with whom the EU has Free Trade Deals, do not.

The only exceptions to this are the EEA and Switzerland, both of which deals we have ruled out.

The only benefit to remaining in the EU is financial.

As shropshiregirl has said, these benefits are concentrated, they have not been shared across everyone.

The downsides of the EU, the latest one being a proposal for the EU to set tax rates in every member country, far outweigh the benefits of staying in.

We get membership of the single market ... others get access
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We get membership of the single market ... others get access
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A world of difference, they can sell most things tariff free, but that does not include services and they are subject to non tariff schedules and quotas.

It is important that we leave, it is not all about money.
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Straight cucumbers
Underpowered vacuum cleaners
Inadequate toilet flushes
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The list goes on.
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29-01-2019, 08:03 PM
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Seems to me from your post that your mind is already made up regardless of the benefits of membership.

Along with the others who have answered your post.

The UK does not have a trade deficit with the EU although they do have one with most of the member countries.

The largest trade deficit is with Germany. In 2016 the UK imported £75 billion in goods and services from Germany, and sold £49 billion. Although the UK has a trade deficit with Germany, France and the Netherlands3, they are the second, third and fourth most important destinations for UK exports.3 Jan 2018

I reckon that with a little bit of research you could have found out all you need to know.
Surely when using the acronym EU you are describing the collective which forms the EU.Therefore l would like top know what the collective
Figures are as compared with UK figures. As regards doing research I'm sorry but l have only had seven days learning to use a computer and l have never owned cellphone let alone a smartphone l beg your pardon.Regards Donkeyman.
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Letís see what the Australians say

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed...th-behind-them

Oops pretty much all hokum
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Letís see what the Australians say

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-feed...th-behind-them

Oops pretty much all hokum

The Aussies really didn't say much at all there tbh...........and two of the items they actually admitted were true so that has not benefitted your narrative at all.
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29-01-2019, 10:46 PM
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The Aussies really didn't say much at all there tbh...........and two of the items they actually admitted were true so that has not benefitted your narrative at all.
Yes they did but they also reported on the environmental benefits and the advancement of engineering better motors

So, a mix of Debunked myths and reality with positive benefits
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Yes they did but they also reported on the environmental benefits and the advancement of engineering better motors

So, a mix of Debunked myths and reality with positive benefits

The environmental benefits of vacuum cleaners with 1600 watt motors?


Erm ?

What about german diesel cars and the lies they told about their emissions?
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30-01-2019, 01:41 AM
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In all seriousness, I cannot think of any real benefit of remaining a member of the EU.

Some suggested benefits, such as the EHIC, are not exactly benefits at least to the country as a whole, as Europeans will not have the same benefit when we lose ours. Presumably it works both ways.

Some people do, of course, benefit from EU membership. Businessmen can freely import cheap labour from East European countries, whereas they cannot freely import people from outside the EU.
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