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« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2020, 10:26:15 pm »

The government have said they would not hold up EU» (European Union - about) lorries coming into Britain, but if the EU decide to only let their own lorries back and hold up British lorries with red tape then that is vindictive.

If the EU is so confident why are they still talking. What do they want? Money.
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« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2020, 10:45:44 pm »

The government have said they would not hold up EU» (European Union - about) lorries coming into Britain, but if the EU decide to only let their own lorries back and hold up British lorries with red tape then that is vindictive.

If the EU is so confident why are they still talking. What do they want? Money.

No I don't think they want money.  That seems to be the obsession of the members of the ERG.  No the EU wish to maintain the integrity of the single market.  If you want the benefit you have to play by the rules. What they don't want is an ultra low cost, low regulation country on their doorstep undercutting them with poor worker and environmental standards. 
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« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2020, 07:36:33 am »

^That's EU» (European Union - about) speak when many Euro countries have lower standards than Britain. No mink farming in Britain. We can't ban live exports. EU funding of bullfighting in Spain. Fox hunting in France.
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« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2020, 08:43:10 am »

^That's EU» (European Union - about) speak when many Euro countries have lower standards than Britain. No mink farming in Britain. We can't ban live exports. EU funding of bullfighting in Spain. Fox hunting in France.

Aside from those issues which have little impact on international trade. Yes we have high standards at the moment. I was thinking about the ERG threats to retaliate on EU by abolishing regulations on financial services, health and safety, environmental pollution and other areas which could dramatically reduce industry's costs at the expense of the environment (including the EU environment) and our people.  What was the phrase "Singapore on Thames"?

In making those threats they may have made a deal more difficult, because those issues became a more likely prospect.  Maybe that is what they wanted. 
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