• UK Brexit Secretary Not Entirely Sure How UK Trade Works
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46142188 Dominic Raab, in his infinite wisdom, has never actually properly understood how trade with the UK works it seems. We've only got a few weeks left before we plunge off those cliffs that Raab may finally recognise as belonging to Dover (a place he only just found out exists apparently). Twitter is getting some good chuckles out of this at least; https://twitter.com/Trickyjabs/status/1060507991118671872 https://twitter.com/Andrew_Adonis/status/1060590802634727424
Is this secretly boilrigs long lost twin brother
Sounds like a good representative of the average brexiteer.
"No, you see this is a good thing because..." @Boilrig probably
Y'know...I've never seen them in the same room...
They're much alike - for instance, Boilrig is also not sure how trade works, mostly because New Zealand birds are also unable to grasp the concept of crossing narrow channels of water.
I knew I was on to something here
this just in; British man realizes there's land beyond the cliffs of dover, more at 11
According to the FP trade experts on here from a few months back, claimed the UK is simply too far away from New Zealand for us to export anything and apparently trade does not exist between our two countries whatsoever.
Are you including yourself as one of those experts babe?
Are you saying we don't export to each other?
Of course we trade, yeah, but it's terribly inefficient for most things when the EU is right next door, that's all.
It will be interesting if Fonterra can break in and challenge EU dairy products if a free trade deal can be signed.
Our manufacturers rely a lot on "Just In Time" trade to get parts they need within hours of their actual requirement, as a means to cut costs and prevent wasted components. The EU is wonderful for this, free trade and limited trade border checks are excellent for this. We can't replace that with any trade partners that aren't the EU, it stops being "Just In Time" and starts being "ordered that 5 weeks ago and received it four hours late anyway". A lot of car manufacturers are already looking at relocating manufacturing operations as a result of this. "Just In Time" is great for meeting demand and reactive enough to deal with shortages. But nah, lets throw all that away! http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/02/06/just-in-time-the-production-system-brexit-is-set-to-sabotage On top of that the entire car industry here just has no idea how to reasonably prepare for Brexit as it will change supply chains drastically and is guaranteed to increase costs. http://uk.businessinsider.com/no-deal-brexit-not-an-option-for-uk-car-manufacturers-2018-7
every wanted to punch a man so hard his face just falls off
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