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Why are Brexiters such cretins?

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    #21
    Originally posted by meridian View Post
    Well, technically he’s right and we can. We are already members of the WTO in our own right, and although we have unratified schedules this is a minor point that wouldn’t prevent trade.

    What he seems to be missing though is the down side of trading ONLY on WTO rules with no supporting trade or trade facilitation agreements. It means that we would be on MFN status, having the largest tariffs applied to all of our exports to every country that we export to. Rules of Origin would mean that we can’t export certain things (cars, etc). Recognition of qualifications would mean that our heavy goods haulers would no longer be able to operate. Regulatory and phytosanitary checks would need to apply to all of our exports.

    But sure, we ‘could’ trade now on WTO rules.
    Ok, we could 'trade' in the sense that you could open a shop selling things worth £1 for £10 and not having any available for purchase. That kind of 'trade'. That's all OK then.
    When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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      #22
      Originally posted by meridian View Post
      Well, technically he’s right and we can. We are already members of the WTO in our own right, and although we have unratified schedules this is a minor point that wouldn’t prevent trade.

      What he seems to be missing though is the down side of trading ONLY on WTO rules with no supporting trade or trade facilitation agreements. .
      Members must also make sure that their formalities are the least restrictive measures among the alternatives which are available to fulfil the relevant policy objectives and are not maintained when they are no longer necessary. Moreover, each member must apply common customs procedures and uniform documentation requirements, while fees and charges must be limited to the cost of services and penalties, commensurate with the degree and severity of the breach.
      The Trade Facilitation Agreement — Financier Worldwide

      I think you will find that we are already a part of this TFA scheme.

      That being the case it would mean that the EU would have to show good and justifiable reasons for being obstructive where trading was concerned.
      And I doubt that their being "miffed" will be justification enough.

      Now if only the likes of TM had researched a little further than the SNP Book of unverifiable excuses, they might have learned something of value.

      “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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        #23
        Originally posted by meridian View Post
        Perhaps if Brexiter MPs weren’t lying, workshy layabouts that seem to run away at the first sign of having to actually come up with a plan and implement it, then we might have had something more workable.
        You seem to be forgetting that the 2 arch proponents of Remain, Messrs Cameron and Osborne, set the Gold Standard for this activity. And without their "Leadership" we would not be in this dilemma to begin with.

        They subsequently handed over the reins to yet another Remainer who has succeeded in accomplishing nothing but an "Agreement" that seems to have the single tangible benefit of having united the nation against it as it offers less than what we voted to discard in the first place.

        “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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          #24
          Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
          The Trade Facilitation Agreement — Financier Worldwide

          I think you will find that we are already a part of this TFA scheme.

          That being the case it would mean that the EU would have to show good and justifiable reasons for being obstructive where trading was concerned.
          And I doubt that their being "miffed" will be justification enough.

          Now if only the likes of TM had researched a little further than the SNP Book of unverifiable excuses, they might have learned something of value.

          Hahahahahahahahaha.....

          Oh dear, that’s the best laugh I’ll have this morning, I guess. Have you ever thought that if what you are saying is true, then Brexiter trade experts would be shouting it from the rooftops?

          The TFA scheme has nothin to do with the EU applying the same rules to the UK that they already apply to other third parties that do not have any trade or trade facilitation agreements (small letters). Agreements such as mutual recognition of qualifications, rules of origin, customs and phytosanitary checks, etc.

          To put it bluntly, if we exit to WTO-only then the EU is obliged to apply the same rules and checks to our goods as they do to goods from Malawi. (Actually, more checks than Malawi, because Malawi has agreements with the EU that reduce their checks).

          Two years on, still a cretin.

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            #25
            Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
            The Trade Facilitation Agreement — Financier Worldwide

            I think you will find that we are already a part of this TFA scheme.

            That being the case it would mean that the EU would have to show good and justifiable reasons for being obstructive where trading was concerned.
            And I doubt that their being "miffed" will be justification enough.

            Now if only the likes of TM had researched a little further than the SNP Book of unverifiable excuses, they might have learned something of value.



            WTO | Trade topics - Trade facilitation - Background
            When freedom comes along, don't PISH in the water supply.....

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              #26
              Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
              You seem to be forgetting that the 2 arch proponents of Remain, Messrs Cameron and Osborne, set the Gold Standard for this activity. And without their "Leadership" we would not be in this dilemma to begin with.

              They subsequently handed over the reins to yet another Remainer who has succeeded in accomplishing nothing but an "Agreement" that seems to have the single tangible benefit of having united the nation against it as it offers less than what we voted to discard in the first place.

              Oh, I agree with your first paragraph. Cameron and Osborne have a lot to answer for.

              However, you have a selective memory for the second. Brexiters showed their true spirit and ran away from the top job.

              And of course the Agreement offers less than what you voted to discard. We’ve been telling you for years that there is no alternative that is BETTER than what you currently have, but you still want cake and unicorns. This is what you voted for and won, remember?

              It sounds like you’re just not believing in the deal enough. Get behind it and Back Britain, stop being a moaning saboteur.

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                #27
                Originally posted by meridian View Post

                To put it bluntly, if we exit to WTO-only then the EU is obliged to apply the same rules and checks to our goods as they do to goods from Malawi.
                Except that is patently untrue as the current rules and regulations that we mutually apply would still effectively be in place the day after Brexit, and could be left in place until mutually agreeable alterations could be put in place.

                Of course the EU could try and pretend that this would not be the case, but it would just show them to be churlish in the extreme.

                Already a very apparent trait many might say, and a major factor in just why we voted to LEAVE.

                Originally posted by meridian View Post
                Two years on, still a cretin.
                Don't be so hard on yourself. You are in the right sub-forum for it. Doubtless someone will share a comfort blanket with you before too long.

                “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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                  #28
                  FFS Jellyhead, I know that backwater you live in is behind the times, but do try and keep up. 2014??

                  Ratifications list | TFAF - Trade Facilitation Agreement Facility

                  “The period of the disintegration of the European Union has begun. And the first vessel to have departed is Britain”

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                    #29
                    Why are Brexiters such cretins?

                    Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
                    Except that is patently untrue as the current rules and regulations that we mutually apply would still effectively be in place the day after Brexit, and could be left in place until mutually agreeable alterations could be put in place.

                    Of course the EU could try and pretend that this would not be the case, but it would just show them to be churlish in the extreme.

                    Already a very apparent trait many might say, and a major factor in just why we voted to LEAVE.



                    Don't be so hard on yourself. You are in the right sub-forum for it. Doubtless someone will share a comfort blanket with you before too long.

                    Not true in the context of a No Deal. Try reading A50, we will no longer be subject to any rules and regulations that we mutually apply and all treaties and agreements will cease to apply to us. Third party, that’s what you voted for. Stop trying to blame the EU for everything just for a moment, and consider standing on your own two feet with whatever consequences come.

                    May’s Deal is the one on the table that ensures that rules and regulations continue to apply to us, which ensures frictionless trade continues.

                    Get behind it, instead of bed wetting at the first sign of opportunity.

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                      #30
                      Originally posted by shaunbhoy View Post
                      The Trade Facilitation Agreement — Financier Worldwide

                      I think you will find that we are already a part of this TFA scheme.

                      That being the case it would mean that the EU would have to show good and justifiable reasons for being obstructive where trading was concerned.
                      And I doubt that their being "miffed" will be justification enough.

                      Now if only the likes of TM had researched a little further than the SNP Book of unverifiable excuses, they might have learned something of value.



                      I rest my case.
                      Hard Brexit now!
                      #prayfornodeal

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