Registered On: September 7, 2015
Yep, I just don’t see how the UK can be the only country which can flourish outside of free trade agreements when every other country is pursuing freer trade. The EU has its issues, but the nature of freer trade agreements puts them in a stronger position than putting up barriers. This is acknowledged when Brexiters say that the UK is being harshly treated by the EU for having such barriers, but they don’t acknowledge the need for the EU to safeguard access to their markets. Tariffs and extra bureaucracy is an inevitability of any nation wanting to be outside if they want to continue trading, to ensure the market is not violated. There is no point having an agreed upon market with regulations, allowing freer trade, if a country who hasn’t agreed to the terms can access its benefits. So all talk of the EU bullying misses the point.
With such barriers I don’t see how we can economically benefit and such economic pressures on the EU is not immune to us. When the UK have fallen to the bottom of the G7 economic growth table, which includes EU nations, I don’t think we’re in a good position.
People are free to disagree, of course, but I just want this to be accepted as an earnestly held view which isn’t due to bitterness or unacceptance of Brexit. Brexit happened, but its effects are not beyond criticism in a democracy and when people are concerned about negativities it’s best to counteract them with reasons to suggest otherwise, not claims that they’re part of as left wing cabal out to undermine the will of the people, as if this is the Soviet Union where the ‘party line’ matters.