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Over 40% of British goods have disappeared from European shelves since Brexit


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"These products are the ones typically exported by small firms or new exporters, or are exported to new markets. And it's those smaller businesses that would normally export much more in future, as they grow their volumes and products – so that’s the UK’s future export pipeline being affected, which has bleak implications.”

The Federation of Small Businesses last year said seven in 10 firms exporting to Europe have encountered problems and that almost one in four suspended had exports altogether.

Professor Jun Du, who also authored the paper, said it was important for the problem caused by the government's policy to be "openly acknowledged and discussed".

Until this was the case "we won’t see any necessary actions being taken", she said.

“The evidence we present here shows the real loss of Brexit, the overall competitiveness of the UK as a global trader,” Professor Du continued.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-exports-trade-eu-politics-b2234671.html

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13 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

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Brexit itself was stupid stuff. Few people with a serious knowledge of the matter doubt it. It has raised barriers against the country’s closest neighbours and most important trade partners. As the Office for Budget Responsibility(opens a new window) noted this month, “The latest evidence suggests that Brexit has had a significant adverse impact on UK trade.” It has reduced overall trade volumes and the number of trading relationships between UK and EU firms. The OBR assumes, quite rationally, that “Brexit will result in the UK’s trade intensity being 15 per cent lower in the long run than if the UK had remained in the EU”. Meanwhile, “Global Britain” has evaporated as hopes of closer trade relations with China and the US have vanished.

The UK government should stop doing stupid stuff | Financial Times (archive.ph)

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14 hours ago, itsnotoutthere said:

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The Telegraph:

'We need to talk about Brexit. You might wish we didn’t have to; you might have hoped this country’s tormented relationship with Europe ended with the referendum in 2016 or certainly with our withdrawal from the EU in January 2020. But it didn’t and there’s no point pretending otherwise. It continues to dominate political discourse just as it has since Harold Macmillan first tried to join in 1961 only to be met with a resounding framboise from General de Gaulle.

Brexit started life with high hopes but has turned into a surly six-year-old, screaming abuse at anyone who asks when it is going to live up to its early promise. Sitting with its fingers in its ears, refusing to heed any advice, however sensible and well-meant, does not suggest it will grow up and flourish.'

Pressure to rejoin the EU will only grow if Brexit is not seen to deliver (archive.ph)

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The problem for Rejoiners is that the EU we left like Heraclitus’ river is not the same. You cannot step into the same EU twice. The UK in 2016 had opt outs for the Euro and for Schengen. We had a rebate negotiated by Margaret Thatcher. But more importantly than all that in 2016 we had not yet left.

We have gone through the process of leaving and seen the EU negotiate in such a way that it wished to make it clear to other member states and the UK that leaving must be seen to be detrimental. The price of leaving must be Northern Ireland. The UK must be metaphorically knee capped in a punishment beating.

Well, if the UK wanted to rejoin what would the conditions be? Would the EU wave the conditions of entry in the Copenhagen criteria? Come back you can be just like you were. There is no need to adopt the Euro. No need for Schengen. Or would we still have the tough EU negotiator?

https://countrysquire.co.uk/2022/10/31/could-the-uk-rejoin-the-eu/

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