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grangedigital

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4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Peter Marshall: A hard... · 1 reply · +1 points

It's a good global network for discussions.

The budget is tiny at just 4 times the sales of my small business!

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Peter Marshall: A hard... · 0 replies · +1 points

We're weakening our trade links with the Commonwealth through Brexit. Indeed, my business is suffering particularly through that.

Hopefully the EU trade and other deals with the Commonwealth can be restored in the coming decade or so.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The risks to May if sh... · 0 replies · +1 points

I would love to arrange a £1000 bet with you that the EU will not implode within 5 years.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Nicholas Mazzei: Why i... · 0 replies · +1 points

Very few people haven't accepted the result.

But you don't have to be a "hardened fanatic" to campaign for what you believe in. I didn't call any of the Leavers "hardened fanatics" for committing to continue the fight for what the believed in when they thought that Remain was going to win.

In any case the argument now has moved on to what type of Brexit we have. As long as trade is "completely the same" and "frictionless" as promised then I'm relatively relaxed about Brexit.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Twenty years on, the B... · 0 replies · +1 points

I think so. His comment about Northern Ireland being like an county council would start riots in Belfast.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Twenty years on, the B... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely. The idea that terrorism was only on one side is laughable to anyone who has actually been in Northern Ireland.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Twenty years on, the B... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Belfast Agreement was approved resoundingly in a referendum in Northern Ireland and also in the Republic of Ireland.

I am pleased to see that Henry Hill views referenda as not being "holy writ". I wonder if there are other referenda he'd like to reverse too?

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - It's time the pollster... · 2 replies · +1 points

Since the Conservative party has for all practical purposes adopted the UKIP manifesto there's no need for UKIP anymore.

Sadly, those of us who were a pro-business, international type of Conservative need to find a new home.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - It's time the pollster... · 2 replies · +1 points

The original UKIP was a very different party. They were in favour of free trade, more immigration, abolishing the NHS and wanted out of the EU for these reasons.

However it turned out to be a very unpopular proposition so they pretty much reversed all of their policies apart from leaving the EU.

4 years ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Henry Newman: We were ... · 0 replies · +1 points

"Just a few weeks back, we were told that zero-tariff trade post-Brexit was an unrealistic aspiration."

That's completely news to me. The EU have been clear since last year that a Canada type of trade deal would be an option. They even published a document of options and put on their website.

I'm also not aware of the EU every criticising the UK for deciding to leave the Customs Union. There has been criticism for suggesting that we could leave the Customs Union and have "frictionless trade" but that's just common sense.

I'm a bit surprised that Newman hasn't been following the negotiations more closely.