sabenapilot wrote:Meanwhile, even Brexiteers are now admitting there are massive problems with trade flows to the UK and within the UK to NI, but you've guessed it... they are blaming all of those on the EU.
Now they say "the EU needs us to fail" by making trade as hard as possible (whereas it's just the standard trade protocol for any third country, a status the UK vehemently sought to 'gain') or the EU wants to break up the UK (the UK agreed to the special status for NI and if the people of Scotland express their desire for independance in a constitutionally arranged referendum, the EU will of course accept the result as it has with each referendum result in the UK...)
https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics ... johnson-vn
If we go back to the threads from the beginning in 2016 the whole argument has been between people trying to explain the difference of full membership down to the "Canada" model or "the stairway" and brexiteers consider that UK for being UK as a big country and market believes that EU will accept whatever deal UK put in front of them.
Already after a few days we can see that UK got a deal following the "stairway", EU supported Boris by asking "what shall we say in public for MPs to accept it?". EU desired to say nothing, moving MEPs election as far to the left as possible in order to let UK politicians and MPs not be listening to the EU parliament discussions to early.
UK Brexiteers always talked about democratic deficit. Now we see that this very basic FTA was rush thru UK parliament without anyone reading it. Not even the UK government it seems. EU parliament requested time to read and understand it and they got it. The debate in EU parliament will be interesting to follow.
But if I had a small UK company selling to EU I would consider do what many Norwegian has recognized long time ago that a company or warehouse handling admin inside EU is required for not making customers angry.