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Europe doesn’t need us. They’ll stick us with a Hard Brexit.

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20 Oct 2017

Europe doesn’t need us. They’ll stick us with a Hard Brexit.

There’s a spurious argument – spread by Farage, Lawson and the like - that Europe needs us more than we need them. They don’t. We’re a fraction of their export market and most of what we sell is substitutable by products made on the continent.

Then there’s the strange notion that the UK will do better at securing free trade deals than the EU, even though their economy is almost five times the size. Make no mistake, Britain will hurt and at some point the majority of people and politicians will realise it’s all been a big mistake. Sadly, by then, it’s unlikely Europe will take us back.  Beware, this podcast contains facts.


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