Thursday 5 November 2015

More gloriously vacuous pro-EU waffle.

From this morning's City AM readers' letters:

RE: Don't be stupid: The US won't cut off Britain post-Brexit, Monday

I get the impression that Eurosceptics live in an Alice in Wonderland world of wishful thinking.

As soon as Britain breaks free of the EU, they seem to assume that China, India and the US will be beating a path to our door, begging for the world to be run by Britain once again, unshackled by the realities of economic and military decline.

If the UK wants to lead the world, the government should first try working with our neighbours and British businesses should try exporting good products and stop selling off our companies at every opportunity.

The rest is just fantasy.

Joseph Paul.

I am baffled. Not only is none of that true, the article to which he refers was written by a gloriously cynical American who says that US politicians aren't really bothered either way.

And as per usual for a pro-EU person, he doesn't bother advancing a single argument for staying in. C'mon guys, there must be a few things you can mention. Surely?


SumoKing said...

I promise to draft something more on this but, for example, Switzerland sends about 10% of exports to the US and 20% to Germany and it is firmly outside the EU (exempting the free movement of persons) with no plans to join

Lola said...

The trick, as in all things to do with trade, is to make stuff that other people want and at a price that makes you a profit. If we make stuff (and do stuff - services) that other people want, they will buy them from us.

I mean, how hard can it be?

Bayard said...

Somewhere I was reading an article about Hawaii setting up its own "Native Hawaiian Government". "Go for it", I thought until I realised that this was nothing to do with secession from the USA and everything to do with being entitled to the same range of Federal benefits that the Native Americans get.

The productive sector of the UK might well do better outside the EU, but what about all the cronies? They are going to fight like bastards to keep their place at the EU public teat.