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

What I don't get is this sovereignty thing which people drone on about.

Large tracts of our industry, services & infrastructure projects are owned by foreign companies, and we are leaking wealth at an alarming rate - look at the ONS Balance Of Payments figures here. Every trade deal you make as a small country with a more powerful one makes this worse.

This is not just about money, it means that our jobs & regional prosperity are at the whim of unelected foreigners. And not EU "bureaucrats" like "The Right Honourable Member for the 19th Century" would have you believe, but Japanese car manufacturers, Indian Steel Companies, Far Eastern banks etc. Where said MP probably has lots of money invested.

Sovereignty? Don't make me laugh.
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