Post Brexit food standards,,,

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  1. Jan 24, 2020 #181

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    How do you work that out? Leave beat remain 52%:48% Granted the leave vote was only 17.4% as it was only as poor turn out. But those that didn''t bother to vote cant be counted as a vote for remain
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not suggesting we all voted to leave, far from it. But I'm a bit confused by your last sentence.
     
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    Dutch politicians: "we don't like the outcome, so there will be no more referenda."
     
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    The only thing we can all agree on is nobody knows for sure what will happen afterwards, in 1 year, 3, 5 or 10 years time. When we first went for our mortgage a little over a year ago the bank told me there there is no financial or otherwise projection, guess work or otherwise on where the UK will find itself over the next years.

    And to add to my previous posts, yes maybe until now it might have been mainly about the leaving arrangements and afterwards it's about the trade agreements etc. Well the EU will not want the rest of Europe or more the EU members to see how easy it should be to leave or make for an easy time doing so as far as leaving and free trade agreements go. And so I feel it will be less about making wise actual business agreements and more about disproportionate business decisions & agreements against what other never been an EU members might get. As let's face it, the EU will do everything they can to put other countries off leaving. And that could come by highly disproportionate trade arrangements aimed more at putting other countries off leaving than anything else.
     
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    The 'bad marriage' comparison. And a lot of EU politicians were never voted for directly, just put there in place by their parties, or not even that. When Juncker dies, I'll name a beer after him.
     
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    The thing is countries are queueing up to join the EU rather than leave (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_enlargement_of_the_European_Union). We've been in the EU for 40 odd years so were so deeply intertwined with trade, justice, finance etc, etc . It's not going to be easy. The EU dont need to try to make it hard to leave. As it already will be
     
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    I take it you're in favour or abolishment of the monarchy and the house of lords?
     
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    No MyQul they were saying they would impose sanctions on us
     
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    They could be trimmed down a lot, without loss of a lot of functionality.
     
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    Ah, I know what you're talking about now. This is to do with the 'level playing field' . The EU are concerned that because we're on their doorstep we may under cut them on (corporation) tax, state aid for companies and social and environmental protections. If we do diverge and undercut they may impose tariffs to access their markets. They can't impose any sort of sanctions on or anything like that on us. Just make it harder to access their markets if we don't align (follow their rules). Again, as I said, their seeking protecting there trade block from a potential competitor
     
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    I defiantely can get on board with that athumb..
     
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    @Rodcx500z just to add, another example of a trade block protecting itself (and making threats of tariffs twards us) in the past few days is, the US threatening to put tarriff on our car exports to the US if we tax their technology companies

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...ch-giants-but-risks-us-tariffs-on-car-exports

    So this kind of thing is par for the course when it comes to trade. It's not just unique to the EU and brexit' It's trading block trying to protect their industry/themselves

    I picture it like titans wrestling trying to get a grip on one another to throw their opponent to the mat (or maybe I've got an over active imagination :laugh8:)
     
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    Wrong. The vote was Leave 52%, Remain 48%, which means the vote was to remain. It's called democracy. I explained all this in a post several months ago, but the censor didn't like it and removed it.
     
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    That reminds me of the joke about the pole vaulter, chap was standing outside an Olympic stadium holding his vaulting pole. A chap walked up to him and asks, 'Are you a pole vaulter' to which he replied, 'No I'm German, but how did you know my name is Walter.'
     
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    I must be missing something here 52% voted leave.
     
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    That was when anything brexit was banned. post it again so I can understand where your coming from
     
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    52% leave 48% remain, well then I must have been really dumb at school or I need a new PP9 in my calculator, think I might give up drinking as well ashock1
     
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    I am giving up on this thread its getting a bit silly
     
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    started on food standard, finished on old "Brexit" and reason for i. Maybe this thread run it course?
     
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