I quite agree:If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit, join our club...
You can speak for all the leave voters in the country then can you?it's the leavers that are whining. It makes no odds what was put in front of them, they whinge about it, nothing would ever be enough. Pleasure in misery indeed.
George Eustice is moaning. He is from a family of Cornish farmers so must have known the consequences.no-one I know who voted leave has moaned once, and I know plenty.
I, on the other hand, suspect he cares not a jot about the deal one way or the other, but has learned a lot about the political usefulness of blaming a foreign entity for problems caused at home.But I suspect he knows more about the ins and outs of Brexit than you or I, and he’s unhappy with the deal he helped to broker.
Sort of. 2026 will see annual negotiations. Where EU leverage will be UK access to EU waters (reciprocation) and tariffs / taxation on UK imports to the EU.2026 is when the UK can get full control of its seas again.
I am not sure if anyone really was saying we should stay in the EU because they are really, really nice. They are a huge trading area with world clout that only a couple of countries also enjoy. They are going to be difficult and demanding to deal with because they have a lot of leverage. Third nation states said as much to the UK after the referendum.Of course the nice neighbours have threatened to stop selling the UK electricity if the UK doesn't let them continue to take its fish for free!
Great bunch they are.
OK. So here would be the EU health rationale (in my opinion). Those member states enjoying the free access to the EU market accept EU regulation and ECJ jurisdiction. We would be asking the EU for the benefits with none of the EU safeguards that ensure level playing field and common enforcement / dispute mechansism. Of course, a bespoke solution could be set up with the UK so that ECJ jurisdiction doesn't extend directly but by proxy we move in lock-step. But that is complicated and takes time which the UK and EU didn't have.There is no public health rationale, it is protectionism pure and simple. Which the EU is perfectly entitled to engage in. And I am perfectly entitled to criticise. For me at least it is not an unexpected consequence, the EU is an unpleasant protectionist construct, and that's why I wanted out.
What's even more laughable is that the UK Government won't join the European Free Market Trade Area cos Brexit, but will apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans=Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Why laughable? Because:-Of course, at least to some extent, you are right. The EU is also protectionist. It is highly protectionist in maintaining food and agricultural standards for good reason - to safeguard the health of the citizens of its member states. And then quite probably protectionist for other reasons as well. But you won't find the other big players in world trade acting any differently and usually worse. The EU is a deal making machine compared with their nearest similar entities in terms of size.
The rights and obligations under the CPTPP fall into two categories:
- Rules: for example, on how countries should make new food safety regulations or whether they can ban the transfer of data to other CPTPP members. These are the same for all CPTPP parties (including any new members that may join).
- Market access: how far each CPTPP member will cut its tariffs, open up its services markets, liberalise visa conditions for business travellers, and so on. Each member has its own schedules of commitments. In some cases the commitments are offered to all other members, while in others they are restricted to specific negotiating partners.
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