What you want and what you will get are two different things. Brexit = illusion of independence and a banana republic.ian.birchall wrote:Its a simple choice. Do we want to be an independent country or a banana republic. Your choice DaveO and Ted, I know what i want.
What exactly do you mean be independent country?
In the modern world there is no such thing unless you are the USA or China. Why don't you understand this?
Even if we become the only only country in the world to trade under WTO terms we have to agree our WTO schedules and any country can veto it. The USA, Australia and NZ have already objected to our proposed quota schedules. So we are already being dictated to.
If we start signing trade agreements then we start to give up bits of sovereignty again.
Japan just signed a trade deal with the EU and in it to take but one of many examples, they agree to adhere to EU standards on workers rights so their government has given up it's right to reduce them. If we sign a trade deal with the EU we will have to agree the same.
What will we have to agree to in order to sign trade deals with the USA, China and India?
Or do you think we have so much offer the rest of the world is going to bend over backwards for us? Well its not.
Corbyn and Rees-Mogg are equally deluded. The former thinks he's going to be able to sign trade deals ignoring what the USA wants and while Rees-Mogg would gladly jump to Trumps tune, he's not going to get a trade deal with the EU if it does not agree to their standards in numerous areas. So much for independence eh?