Re: Where are the Brexit fans? @Dave15
Just on this:
" the French use only French vehicles "
I spend quite a bit of time in France in the mountains and I had no idea that the Subaru's driven by the plod in the Alps are French, or the Toyota 4WD's used by the lift companies are French, Or the Piste bashers from Germany etc etc etc.
A significant amount of UK lamb production goes to Europe, we flog boatloads of shellfish, I could go on.
And this gem:
"they are going to continue to export to us and charge us for the joy but stop us participating in any rule making"
This is completely wrong, as a third country we set our own standards and rules on whats acceptable in our sovereign market after Brexit, but here is the issue, unless we are going to RAISE standards above those from the EU27 then the producers in the EU won't face challenges to export to us.
However, the reality is that the divergence wanted by Mogg and Redwood and the rest of the ERG mob is to lower standards so that the emerging market producers they are heavily invested in can take advantage of the plan from Minford and economists 4 leave to lower inward tariffs/quotas to 0%. Effectively making the UK a dumping ground and wiping out manufacturing and agriculture.
The EU rules are irrelevent, the standards they follow will be higher and I doubt even the most ardent eurosceptic is going to tell an EU producer to make crappier stuff for the UK!
And the piece d' resistance:
"we would be better off completely closing our borders to ALL imports and saying stuff it to the rest of the world (just check our trade deficit)"
Yeah, who needs gas, oil, cement, medicines etc. etc. ad infinitum.............
Have to be honest Dave you aren't helping the argument that Brexiteers are the sharpest tools in the shed