Potential Benefits of leaving the EU

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by raleighnut, 5 Jul 2019.

  1. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    With all the likelihood of us leaving with no deal in place, what can a future Government do.

    As I see it.

    • Britain will be able to Re- Nationalise our 'public services' (Water, Electricity ,Gas )
    • Public Transport (Busses and Trains)
    • Support our Industry (Steel and Manufacturing)
    • Tax Corporations that claim to make no profit in the UK (Starbucks, McD, KFC etc.)
    Anything else members can think of?
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  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

    For a lot of people, they will feel more comfortable about their identity.

    Others will feel for the first time ever a government has had to listen to them.
  3. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Guru

    Hong Kong
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  4. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster Guru

    Hong Kong
    [QUOTE="marinyork, post: 5670219, member: 333"]For a lot of people, they will feel more comfortable about their identity.

    What has that got to do with the EU? No other country has that issue, just England. That's an English problem, not an EU problem.

    Others will feel for the first time ever a government has had to listen to them. Now you're just being silly. That's not going to happen. The people who voted for brexit are collateral damage en route to more riches for the 1%[/QUOTE]
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  5. OP

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    :rofl: Fat chance of this lot listening, I mean what will a different political party manage to reform the country in to, maybe a Socialist party in charge will reduce the inequality since the 'Thatcherites' who have destroyed Britain'
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  6. We have a mix of national, private and locally owned public services and public transport: Our water is supplied by the town, our electricity is private but that's because we chose a different company, the main company locally is owned by the state, and later on I'll catch a publicly owned tram to get to work. There are towns near here who have bought their own railway line or power company, none of this is prevented by the EU.

    Germany does support its industries as well.

    And the EU is surely better placed to make corporations pay tax than one country. Right now the EU is tightening up on tax because it has the power to do so, while the leaders of Brexit are all known for wanting to reduce taxes.
  7. As @cookiemonster says, this seems to be a very English idea, which is possibly one reason why England and Wales voted for Brexit whereas Scotland and NI didn't.


    This is taken in Neuhausen, not far from where I live. Neuhausen has a funny history, it was technically part of Austria for some time, and still has a very slightly different approach to a lot of things. It's Catholic, and quite conservative. The flags (left to right are Baden-Württemberg. Germany, Europe, and Neuhausen itself, and there isn't really a contradiction in this as far as most people are concerned.

    I used to think this idea that the EU was destroying our identity was a UK/Island mentality, partly because Japan has a very similar approach to the outside world, but it does seem to be a specifically English affliction.
  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    None of which are benefits of Brexit because all of them are possible while we are in the EU.

    Neither of which are benefits of Brexit because both of them are possible while we are in the EU.

    The tax one is particularly odd because it's far easier to impose taxes on corporations taking advantage of international tax treaties at the international level.

    And the identity and "you've listened" are an invitation to tiny numbers of racists and xenophobes to be complete arses - which is no benefit to anyone other than other racists and xenophobes.

    This question has been debated to death in other threads, and nobody has ever found a benefit.
  9. OP

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    That's the reason for this thread, what positives can we manage to envisage are possible given that 'thewillofthepeople' seems unstoppable.

    This is not a thread for arguing against the inevitable but for finding things that will be possible once we've thrown off the oppression that we've suffered for 40 years (since 1979)
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  10. gavroche

    gavroche Getting old but not past it

    North Wales
    I can see no benefits whatsoever from leaving the EU, but only massive problems ahead . Britain will remain a small island under the wing of the USA and the U.K. will break up when Scotland will decide to leave and rejoin the EU.
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  11. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I get the point of the thread and I assume that you are a supporter but as you already know, even your suggestions can be done now. I honestly can't see any benefit worth throwing away what we already have. I also think once the initial euphoria of telling Europe to do one, most people would come to the same conclusion.
  12. One advantage, although this may not be as relevant for the UK, is that the EU pariament is much more in people's minds now: we're watching what is happening and asking why a rather mediocre German politician is being shoved into the top job, or indeed, where the h*ll the Brexit Party's MEP's were when that was discussed. I think that will improve democracy and make MEP's be a bit more accountable.

    Whether the UK benefits from this depends on what happens on Nov. 1st. of course...
  13. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    The only possible benefit is that we'll be a candidate country for EU membership.
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  14. perplexed

    perplexed Guru

    You wrote 'wing', but I think you meant under the 'ar%e' of the USA...
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  15. winjim

    winjim Iron pony

    That will only be for the briefest of moments before they realise that their identity is exactly the same is it was and the government has been, is and will continue to be screwing them over. Only they won't consciously realise, they'll just look to the next scapegoat, the next bogeyman, the next thing that's holding them back.
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