In a rather roundabout way, we seem to be agreeing that the UK is, in fact, worse of because of Brexit because:
Hardly No we are not
6 years later, societal divisions aren’t just persisting; the basic assumption is that they’re dictating positions (“pro-remain Chancellor”). Accusing the other side of being traitors or cowards (“surrender”) doesn’t strike me as being. very healthy for any country. But it’s evidently going nowhere.
No, you are being obtuse, it’s a fact that Hunt is pro remain and has never changed his position on the UK remaining in the EU.
There were a number of people on the forum hoping Truss would fail even before she had taken up the mantle and were more than happy when she fell on her sword, the froth at the mouth talk from pro remain/re-join because she dared to do something different but when one of your own becomes Chancellor and moves the UK back in austerity budget you people still complain. Brexit didn’t cause Covid or cause Putin to invade the Ukraine or high inflation or the BOE to react to slow to the changing economic circumstance and Brexit didn’t do anything of that what we are seeing in the budget which are policy driven is events to help ward of recessionary pressure something all nations are doing across the globe in their own way
the UK’s trade is, in fact, a mess. Brexiteers are now criticizing the only new deal that the UK’s managed to sign because of the concessions the UK had to make (in keeping with the UK’s weakened position that many of us predicted here years ago):
“ "The first step is to recognise that the Australia trade deal is not actually a very good deal for the UK, which was not for lack of trying on my part."
Overall, the truth of the matter is that the UK gave away far too much for far too little in return.
We did not actually need to give Australia nor New Zealand full liberalisation of beef and sheep. It was not in our economic interests to do so. And neither Australia nor New Zealand had anything to offer in return for such a grand concession.“https://news.sky.com/story/amp/george-e
Seems you are just a parrot, and George Eustice knows full well we did not give” full liberalisation of beef and sheep” only “new trade deal” that gave full liberalisation was the TCA from day one on all goods
It’s the EU or more specifically the ROI who have to worry about the UK/AU trade deal in beef and sheep as the supply just over 80% of all imports into the UK seems they are more worried about competition.
But let’s look at it logically UK farmers cannot feed the nation the UK population relies on imported food. The UK is not a large exporter of beef and sheep in fact its not even in the top ten of UK exports. But in regards to lamb imports remember its seasonal the UK nor the EU can supply it out of season and in the regards its NZ who would be most worried about that competition not the UK farmer the only winner is the UK consumer.
AU has not tariff-free access into the UK since we joined the EEC in 1973
Now let’s look at the top 10 exports from the UK
Machinery including computers: US$67.6 billion (14.7% of total exports)
Gems, precious metals: $65.7 billion (14.3%)
Vehicles: $40.1 billion (8.7%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $33.7 billion (7.3%)
Electrical machinery, equipment: $26.4 billion (5.7%)
Pharmaceuticals: $23.3 billion (5.1%)
Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $20.4 billion (4.4%)
Aircraft, spacecraft: $13.9 billion (3%)
Plastics, plastic articles: $12.3 billion (2.7%)
Organic chemicals: $11 billion (2.4%)https://www.worldstopexports.com/united ... %20rows%20
Now compare that list to the top ten imports of Australia
Machinery including computers: US$36.8 billion (14.8% of total imports)
Vehicles: $33.3 billion (13.4%)
Electrical machinery, equipment: $28.1 billion (11.3%)
Mineral fuels including oil: $25.7 billion (10.4%)
Pharmaceuticals: $10.7 billion (4.3%)
Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $9.3 billion (3.7%)
Gems, precious metals: $7.7 billion (3.1%)
Plastics, plastic articles: $7.3 billion (2.9%)
Articles of iron or steel: $5.6 billion (2.3%)
Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefabricated buildings: $5.6 billion (2.2%)https://www.worldstopexports.com/austra ... 0-imports/
The UK/AU trade deal when it comes into force Australia has granted the UK complete and immediate access to its markets for all UK products unlike the UK it takes up to 15 years for Australian beef and sheep to be granted the same access.
But Eustice now claiming the UK Australia deal is a failure………come on stop with the bovine excrement
Things have gone silent on the NIP front, no? Quite a bit of drama on that front this summer. Wonder what’s going on there. Nothing regulatory alignment can’t fix, I would imagine.
Don’t need regulatory alignment to fix it either
And for what it’s worth, even if we agree that literally everything is an assumption or opinion, it’s hard to escape the fact that the international “assumptions” and “opinions”, particularly among money managers, are remarkably negative about post-Brexit UK. It can’t even muster up anything positive on that front.
Not all negative, but I agree that people can assume and have their own opinions all they like