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TOPIC: Brexit deadlock
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Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 2 Days ago Karma: 49
Watching the two sides is like seeing two very bad dealers in an Arabic medina haggling over a rather tacky carpet that is actually not worth a penny.
 
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#167273
Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago Karma: 3
They keep saying we can trade with the whole world now, but trade what? What exactly do we produce and sell?
 
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Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago Karma: 49
Yes it's very odd Honey; there seems little or no sense at all around the Brexit question. Rather like the desperate desire to get laws and regulations back under our control. Why on earth would anybody think we were any better or worse than other European nations?
 
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Spee32HR

Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
They keep saying we can trade with the whole world now, but trade what? What exactly do we produce and sell?

We're the 5th largest economy in the world !

Google is your friend...


 
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#167301
In The Know

Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
They keep saying we can trade with the whole world now, but trade what? What exactly do we produce and sell?

... and who are those countries trading with now?
WHY would they dump their existing outlets to trade with us?

Lunacy !
 
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In The Know

Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
What exactly do we produce and sell?

we're good at banking and financial services, honey!
(but they are all moving to Frankfurt as soon as Brexit is sealed) LOL !
 
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#167319
Spee32HR

Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week, 1 Day ago  
In The Know wrote:
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
What exactly do we produce and sell?

we're good at banking and financial services, honey!
(but they are all moving to Frankfurt as soon as Brexit is sealed)


Simply untrue.

Many countries - like the UK - have large percentages (70%+) if their GDP emanating from the financial services industry.

These include:-

USA
Japan
Germany
France
Italy
Spain
Netherlands
Switzerland
Sweden
Belgium
Denmark

...but there are more...


 
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#167336
Spee32HR

Re:Brexit deadlock 1 Week ago  
At the very bottom of the vast finance industry is microfinance - the mechanism to provide modest finance to the very poor in the world.

NGOs do their best; moneylenders (and the like) do their worst - to take advantage of the most vulnerable. To whom, $5 is critical.

One spinoff of global finance is the ability (sometimes) for a baby's father to borrow - for his/her medicine.
 
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