@speedemon08 The UK jas to pay £42 billion that was negotiated with the EU as part of the withdrawal agreement.So really this confirms that the UK would be far better off being outside of a restrictive and punitive trading bloc like the EU because they don't actually support free trade, they support restrictive trade.
As regards to trading with the rest of the EU to say that the arrangments will stay the same is simply not true. The Uk will have to renegotiate those deals and secondly any goods imported will be subject to border controls because under wto rules they would have to build a hard border.
You people are doing an excellent job at building the case for a hard Brexit - you have convinced me that the people of the UK would be far better off without that monopolistic and authoritarian Brussells elite dictating their every move.
Don, really it does not. You have not given a single concrete fact based reason. All you have offered is your opinion.
What confirms that the UK would be far better off?
The Chamber of Commerce, The Farmers Federation, the governments own Office of Budgetary Responsibility & the Confederation of British Industry have all said that conservatively that the UK economy will contract by 9%. Even the most ardent Brexiters are saying that there will be job losses. Now I do concede that these are forecasts but am I going to believe the experts with years of experience in Industry and Commerce or Don Dunstan?
The Brussels elite is dictating every move. Evidence?
And what is restrictive in their trade?
The 42 Billion pound is a one off settlement in respect to the withdrawal agreement. If the UK leaves without a deal then it will have no trade deals with anyone. Because they are not in the single market they will be operating under different rules and that means they will have to build physical custom borders. These are WTO rules.
The UK has the best arrangements of any country in the EU. It is not part of Schengen and it is not part of the Euro Despite not being in the Euro, the Euro Bonds Government Stock handling was given to London. 500 Billion Pounds worth of trade.
Every country has the power of veto
Every country has the right to place conditions on migration within member countries as part of the Citizens Charter. That is they are given 90 days and if they have not got a job or have enough money to sustain themselves without accessing welfare that country has the right to remove them. Germany does it, Denmark does it, Belgium does it. The UK chose not to do it.
The EU has many flaws, granted, but remaining in the EU based on what the UK is about to lose, there is no evidence that the UK will be better off out.