JohnRawls wrote:Just to annoy Brexiters a bit.
Basically we in the EU are striking long negotiated trade deals.
How is life UK?
Tariffs will go down and perhaps disappear over time. Mercosur market is open for us and we can compete for government contracts
The E.U must be aligning itself to Third World status once the U.K extricates itself from their clutches.
Twenty years to agree a trade deal with a Third Country, yet the E.U cannot even reform itself & deliver it's pre-ambit of improving the lives of everyone
in it's clutches.
Obviously, the wheels of Brussels turn exceedingly slowly, the Brazilian rainforest will disappear to make way for profits to a few rich, corrupt Brazillian politicians & cheaper coffee for the eurocrats.
The global direction is turning against globalisation, in which 'rules' are disregarded whenever it's convenient, unless you are an E.U member & are then severely penalised.
'Deals' are a double-edged sword, if migration is part of the deal, then populism will continue to expand within europe, whilst we in the U.K do not need to agree deals that involve unbalanced migration between the countries involved.
It remains to be seen whether, in the light of PUTIN's comments against all forms of 'Liberalism', if the E.U dig an even deeper hole for themselves, if they do, the U.K will become even more entrenched against any future attempts at rejoining europe.
As for internationalist Labour, they have virtually spent any political capital that they had banked against Tory policies , their policies are ridiculous in the extreme & they are truly economically illiterate.
The U.K has plenty of friendly countries in which deals can be made, so our future is better than many can imagine right now, the pessimist always point out clouds on the horizon, the optimist will look for the sunshine between those clouds.