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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1095 on: May 09, 2017, 22:45:06 PM »
Apparently Macron is calling for the EU to institute a "buy European" policy, reserving access to public sector procurement contracts to companies that produce most of their goods or services in the EU. This would freeze British companies out of EU government contracts post Brexit, and would also be in direct contravention of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement of which the EU is a full member.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1096 on: May 10, 2017, 07:21:26 AM »
Apparently Macron is calling for the EU to institute a "buy European" policy, reserving access to public sector procurement contracts to companies that produce most of their goods or services in the EU. This would freeze British companies out of EU government contracts post Brexit, and would also be in direct contravention of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement of which the EU is a full member.
No surprise here, the EU have always been inward-looking protectionists.
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1097 on: May 10, 2017, 07:22:21 AM »
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1098 on: May 11, 2017, 23:32:19 PM »
More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1099 on: May 12, 2017, 07:12:56 AM »
More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"
Can't believe a word he says.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1100 on: May 17, 2017, 05:08:24 AM »
More "less than encouraging" economic news today with the Bank of England lowering growth expectations and Mark Carney warning of tough times ahead amid fears of wage growth being "notably weaker than expected"


Wage growth? What's that then mate?

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1101 on: May 19, 2017, 09:46:04 AM »
But I thought we'd be fine with no deal? TM admits it will be dire http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN18E1J4Given that there's no way you could do a deal by March 2019 and you only need one country to refuse an extension, it looks like dire is coming.
Pretending two years was enough will prove a fatal mistake, I reckon. As the man who wrote Article 50 has indicated, it was never intended to be used sensibly.


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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1103 on: May 19, 2017, 19:32:38 PM »
As the man who wrote Article 50 has indicated, it was never intended to be used sensibly.

Good grief.
And people wonder why "experts" get a bad name...
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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1105 on: May 30, 2017, 17:43:05 PM »
Someone is going to be extremely busy ...

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1107 on: June 03, 2017, 20:52:58 PM »
To be honest, while I appreciate they may be interesting for some, I'm finding these articles opining that we'd be much better off in the EU about as worthwhile as I'd find a piece arguing that Ed Miliband would have been a stronger PM than Cameron. The matter was decided some time ago.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1108 on: June 04, 2017, 00:05:03 AM »
To be honest, while I appreciate they may be interesting for some, I'm finding these articles opining that we'd be much better off in the EU about as worthwhile as I'd find a piece arguing that Ed Miliband would have been a stronger PM than Cameron. The matter was decided some time ago.
Waste of ink. As you say, the decision is made. What is now relevant is where it leads us in 2 years time..and no one knows the answer to that.

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Re: Brexit watch
« Reply #1109 on: June 04, 2017, 11:07:33 AM »
Waste of ink. As you say, the decision is made. What is now relevant is where it leads us in 2 years time..and no one knows the answer to that.


Remainers might say that's precisely the reason why it was crazy to vote Leave in the first place.


But, yes, we are where we are, so let's get behind the process of leaving.



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