Re: WTO rules which seem to work well enough
@ Warm Brew
"If they work so well, why have we not already developed better trade links with Australia, New Zealand, India, ... where WTO rules apply? Why will Brexit suddenly make an immense difference?"
Because when you are a member of the EU you are forbidden to make independent trade deals. The EU bloc makes the trade deals and you operate under those rules as part of the EU umbrella.,
So whilst the UK is part of the EU we have been forbidden to strike any trade deals with other countries. WTO rules only.
This is the BIGGEST reason i voted Leave. The EU is the worlds worst performing economy in terms of growth and it currently accounts for less than 20% of the worlds economy. I would prefer to have the option to make deals with the 80% and be locked out of the 20% than the other way round.