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Old 16th Feb 2019, 20:29
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Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Norfolk
Age: 62
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I thought my post was clear. France has nuclear weapons but lacks financial muscle. Germany has economic power but lacks nuclear weapons. The two combined are arguably stronger than the UK, but the fact that the UK has control of both makes going it alone a reasonable proposition.

I do not deny that Brexit will be economically damaging to the UK in the short term. I do maintain that longer term prospects are much brighter and the UK will do better outside the EU than by remaining.

We have tried reform from within the EU and it didn't work. We will have far more influence operatimg outside the EU with the ability to adjust tax rates and tariffs independently. An independent European Singapore will present far more of a challenge to the EU than a country demanding rebates and tax breaks from within, where simple majority voting can defeat efforts to force reform.
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