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I Read This the Other Way About

Posted on the 20 November 2017 by Markwadsworth @Mark_Wadsworth

Here  h/t guido
All this horrible bureaucratic complexity is a function of the failure of the Single Market - in fact a Customs Union, aka a protectionist bloc.  In other words this is not a problem caused by the UK's decision to brexit but of the ludicrous nature of the EU's bureaucracy.  (Confession. In my case getting out from under all this is one of my prime reasons for voting out.)
Of course there are all the politics here.  Eire wanting NI 'back'. The EU necessarily determined to demonstrate how difficult and expensive it is to leave its empire so that other nations do not follow our example.
So why not just declare unilateral free trade?  That immediately puts the emphasis back on the EU / Eire to resolve all the small print, with our agreement, not the other way about.

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