Richard28 wrote:oh and,
- Fish. A total obsession with Fish - a sector that represents only 0.5% of GDP somehow being exaggerated as being more important than services sector at 80% of GDP.
That's because fish swim in waters, and Britannia rules the waves... or so it clearly still thinks.
But no worries: the EU has already lined up the next blow to the set of "Great British illusions" in their political statement on the future economic framework between the EU and the UK.
The UK exports quite a lot of farmed fish to the EU, currently tariff free of course as the UK is in the SM.
Once out, these exports are going to be subject to a 13% tarrif, according to the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation.
The EU has clearly linked future tarrif free market access of ALL British seafood to the continued access of EU vessels to UK waters, something the UK has immediately ruled out, but it seems TM missed the sense for detail the EU trade negotiators clearly didn't: ALL seafood means both that caught at sea, as well as that farmed of course, and guess what? Whereas the fishing communities along the British coast are going to be against any such trade off, the SSPO and other industrial fish farms are obviously going to be pushing very hard for it... and so another domestic infight can soon start, with the EU simply leaning back and looking at how the UK tears itself further up while negotiating from a position of strength.
The upcoming trade negotiations are going to be so much fun, just as expected.