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Old 26th Jan 2019, 09:07
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"​​​​​​As for leaving the EU being damaging in general for the UK; while there will be various short term problems as new systems are introduced....",

I am staggered at the naivety of leavers who spout this sort of thing. How do you class the likes of Airbus removing wing production from the UK, Ford shifting engine manufacture inside the EU, Sony and Panasonic removing their European headquarters from London to Amsterdam, BMW Mini, Bentley, JLR et al all saying a no deal would be "catastrophic for their profitability and operations" and lead to investment decisions changing from the UK to the EU for many if not all of our multi-national global manufacturers as a "..short term problem?"

And as for having the ability to "once more have the ability to negotiate and adjust terms and conditions of trade..." How on earth are we expecting to negotiate superior terms when we are replacing a potential market of 500 million consumers with one with 67 million consumers? WHERE is the advantage in that?

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