Comments on: Brexit process would be messy http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/10/21/brexit-process-would-be-messy/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jaksi http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/10/21/brexit-process-would-be-messy/comment-page-1/#comment-721 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:31:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=674#comment-721 Once the UK would be out of the EU, it would also become a competitor. Norway is a small country, and has no industries that compete with European companies, that is why it has such advantageous conditions. However, the UK has industries and services, would be very much coveted at the other side of the channel. I also doubt that the UK alone would get advantageous trade conditions with other countries and commercial blocks that the EU would get, so many of those companies would at the end for one reason or the other would end leaving the country. I think France and Germany will make “the wave” the very same moment UK would vote for the exit.

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By: Alisdair http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/10/21/brexit-process-would-be-messy/comment-page-1/#comment-719 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:30:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=674#comment-719 This is a very emotively worded article that simply adds more heat to the discussion and no light.

The IEA is not explicitly eurosceptic. It is pro free-market; euroscepticism may come across because the EU is a statist organisation.

I normally enjoy Hugo Dickson’s articles and this is a subject I crave thoughtful analysis and ideas about but phrases like “EU will be desperate to do business with Britain” are just silly.

It is unlikely that either the EU or the UK will erect traditional trade barriers in the event of Brexit because it is not really in the interests of anyone to do so.

I have worked with manufactures with supply chains stretching all over the world so even if we did end up with customs and import / export bureaucracy again exactly how much difference will it make? – I am craving answers to these sorts of questions and this kind of bunk with Nick Clegg’s spivvy assertion that Brexit is ‘economic suicide’ is just unhelpful and worthless.

We all know uncertainty is bad but you seem to be implying we should never take the risk, which is somewhat scornful towards the idea of democracy.

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By: caution2017 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/10/21/brexit-process-would-be-messy/comment-page-1/#comment-718 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:03:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=674#comment-718 RSS cannot have read the text of the agreement with Canada. Nor have I because it has not been finalised yet. When the text is available, I’m confident that it will be clear that it does not admit Cananda to the Single Market or to the EU customs union (which the UK would need to stay in if it wanted to continue to export to the EU products made here with a high proportion of imported parts). He cannot have read the text of the agreement with “North Korea” either, because there is no such agreement. There is an agreement with South Korea,which I have read but RSS obviously has not. Whilst it does have provisions designed to mitigate non tariff barriers as well as gradually to reduce tariffs on most (but not all) products, it falls far short of providing South Korean with full access to the Single Market. Nor, of course, does it admit Korea to the EU’s customs Union.

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By: thorpy63 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/2013/10/21/brexit-process-would-be-messy/comment-page-1/#comment-717 Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:10:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/hugo-dixon/?p=674#comment-717 What’s wrong with the same deal Canada has just signed up to? Why should Canada have a better deal when it comes to trading with Europe than the UK has? Why should North Korea have a better deal? Our biggest industries are services based & they arent included in the Single market despite Blair giving a vast chunk of our rebate away to finally secure it. At least we will be impose tariffs against the EU if they continue to block our services sector & then they wont be long coming to the negotiating table. Imagine the excitement in Brussels if they are able to secure a genuine free trade agreement with the UK when they were positively ecstatic securing one with Canada!

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