Brexit & “They need us more than we need them”

Nog's Musings

The following is a fact and informed assumption based article.  It is not about patriotism, optimism, talking the country down or any other emotional aspects but simply a reasoned, logic based argument.

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Andrew Lilico has produced a report on “Seven key British perspectives on the Brexit negotiations“.  (See this additional blog for a point by point discussion on the article) Lilico as I understand it is a key “thinker” on the brexit side, however the 7 perspectives boil down to:

  1. They need us more than we need them because…
  2. We can afford a loss in GDP more than they can and therefore…
  3. We can, if necessary, walk away with no deal

We do not accept that the UK “inevitably has the weaker hand” in Brexit trade negotiations … Even were it true that the economic damage to the UK would, in GDP terms, be larger than for the…

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Author: Shane O'Mara

Neuroscientist

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