- 17 Sep 2011
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- Wst Sussex
1 German car manufacturing....untrue because UK biggest export market for cars is EU. By the way do you think German car manufacturers that export to USA need to make to USA standards?The UK can now negotiate better terms, because the UK no longer needs to protect Italian agricultural manufacturing, Spanish food exports, German car manufacturing etc
2. Sure UK can lower tariffs on olives and oranges....big deal. That's a minute benefit compared to the cost of Brexit red tape: sanitary and phytosanitary controls, customs declarations, transit documents.
3. The UK can't negotiate better terms, it hasn't done so with any of its trade deals and in any case the UK has no leverage to negotiate better terms. 70% of UKs trade is with EU, USA, China....let's see you argue how the UK will negotiate "better terms"
4. When UK was an EU member it already benefitted from preferential trade deals with many countries.....this Brexit claim of an amazing new opportunity was never true, it was a Brexit smoke and mirrors fallacy.