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Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

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Originally Posted by pdk42 View Post
Look at the big picture...

- UK is a small, post industrial nation with severe productivity challenges (skills, infrastructure, capital investment, regional imbalances, ...)

- Europe is one of the world's biggest and richest markets and makes up 50% of our trade.

- Euro currency union probably a mistake

What we want is to be part of the EU and its internal market but not the Euro. Oh, hang on - isn't that what we have now?
To take your points in turn

The UK is the 5th or 6th largest market in the world how is that small?

EU actually makes up 43% of our trade and falling. Also, trade won't stop when we leave, the EU does trade with China, US, and many other non members why would they stop trading with us?

I agree with your last point if you remove the word probably.
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