The new single market ?.....the UK

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The new single market ?.....the UK

08 Jan 2021 08:50 am:

The UK has seemingly replaced a single market of half a billion Europeans free of non-tariff barriers with a single market smaller than ( again in practice ) the size of the UK.

There is a trade border in the Irish Sea. Northern Ireland is for all intent and purpose is left in the EU single market. There are now non-tariff barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland as a result . The UK now stands outside the system that it was instrumental in shaping.

Ironically, Brexit has been the catalyst for the European Union to sign investment and trade deals far more quickly than the UK even ; and even with the Chinese !. UK companies exporting to the EU now have layer upon layer of paperwork to complete regarding components in relation to their source of origin. So the childs doll with the eye made in China now is subject to scrutiny, but the same made in France can potentially expect Chinese investment as well as continued free movement for export within the EU.

Margaret Thatcher ( in effect) fought for the single market, and following her threat of intervention from the European Court of Justice Japanese investment etc enabled the UK car manufacturing industry to develop in the UK and exports to Europe followed. London was ironically the centre of the euro even though we didn't use the currency here and now some are calling for data protocols to follow the USA standards!. Now our financial services sector is holding two hands up with a shrug of the shoulders .

There is no European Court of Justice to run to any longer.
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Re: The new single market ?.....the UK

08 Jan 2021 08:59 am:

We are an Island and BJ has achieved the Trump-American dream.

Biden when approached after the USA election by a BBC reporter for some reflection was greeted with " who, the BBC ?...I am Irish " and then walked off.

Even Putin is laughing at us, and as Europe will move closer to the USA with the new Democratic government and senate, BJ can resign or get the push , write his Downing Street memoirs, get paid £'s for after diner speeches whilst the rest of the country pays the price and struggles to rebuild the economic and social fabric of society after the Brexit fall out and Covid-19.

Lets discuss......
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Re: The new single market ?.....the UK

08 Jan 2021 09:48 am:

They knew what they were voting for.........................
Another yard boys, another yard!
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Re: The new single market ?.....the UK

08 Jan 2021 22:12 pm:

Some real issues at ports emerging.

Panic -buying in NI in some area's.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55586246

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