a3998bbd8bff794cb8ba3d0ffde68f41

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4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Belfast Agreement ... · 1 reply · +1 points

The question was " should the United Kingdom remain in the European Union or leave the European Union?" There was nothing about the Single Market or the Customs Union.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Belfast Agreement ... · 1 reply · +1 points

The UKs interests would also be best served by remaining in the single market or at very least a customs union.
I guess ( and hope ) this is what will happen it appears to be the favoured option for Labour as well as many on the government benches.

If any lessons can be drawn from WW2 its that our values and prosperity are best preserved through close cooperation with our neighbours and allies.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Belfast Agreement ... · 15 replies · +1 points

The UK is hopelessly outgunned in these negotiations and will have to accept what ever Ireland ,( backed by the EU) decides for us.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Belfast Agreement ... · 8 replies · +1 points

The choices are between WTO terms ( which won't get through the Commons) a border in the Irish Sea ( unacceptable to the DUP) or regulatory alignment, ( EEA/EFTA by another name,)

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Government needs t... · 3 replies · +1 points

We will have to get used to Brexit being the scapegoat for everything which goes wrong from now on.

Many overstretched households will be in severe difficulties if interest rates get back to any thing like the levels considered normal a decade ago. We will have to see what the political consequence will be.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The languag... · 0 replies · +1 points

Support for joining the Euro is virtually nonexistent I don't know of any one in the UK advocating a US of E in the near future. Your assertions sound like paranoia and there is no evidence to support them

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The languag... · 0 replies · +1 points

I wouldn't welcome even short term economic problems,the next few years will be when my children try to establish careers and I try to sort things out for my retirement.
Given that I am not entirely objective, it does seem to me that all the risks are on the down side with Brexit. I really do not understand why some see either political or economic risks by remains part of the Single Market or even our present semi detached EU membership, nor do I know of any surveys or studies shownig political or economic advantage from Brexit ( with the exception of Minfords politically dubious plans)

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The languag... · 2 replies · +1 points

Signed it.
Though a more realistic option would be to go for EEA/EFTA membership. I could see some Leave voters feeling a bit miffed if Parliament decides to over turn the referendum result with out asking the voters a second time.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The languag... · 1 reply · +1 points

The fault lies with David Cameron.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Iain Dale: The languag... · 1 reply · +1 points

It could work, Many articles were written on "the Norwegian Option" in the run up to the Referendum. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/18/sa...
Many of us assumed that's what Brexit meant.