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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Norway said they would
    Seeing as Brexit would see the UK and Norway on opposite sides of the EU trade fence (Norway is an EEA Member State), I doubt that.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Seeing as Brexit would see the UK and Norway on opposite sides of the EU trade fence (Norway is an EEA Member State), I doubt that.
    They did I saw it in the paper a few weeks ago. Was just trying to find a link (I'll keep looking) Norway isn't in the EU though and the other scandi countries are now considering a referendum, I went to Denmark a few weeks ago and it was in their media

    Here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ch-Norway.html

    And in the article the Iceland's PM also said they would like a free trade deal
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    They did I saw it in the paper a few weeks ago. Was just trying to find a link (I'll keep looking) Norway isn't in the EU though and the other scandi countries are now considering a referendum, I went to Denmark a few weeks ago and it was in their media
    If you could find a link that would be great

    As I said, Norway is in the EEA, which makes them part of the Single Market and subject to EU law, even if they are not in the EU.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    If you could find a link that would be great

    As I said, Norway is in the EEA, which makes them part of the Single Market and subject to EU law, even if they are not in the EU.
    Link added
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    (Original post by 2016_GCSE)
    You guys must see that the UK is currently in a bad shape in terms of what food it can produce for just it's own people.

    The UK can only produce 85% of it's needed food showing that we don't need any more population increase.

    Staying in the EU will increase the population meaning that the UK produces even less to feed itself than it does now.

    We need to leave and tighten up on immigration.

    If a war happened tomorrow the UK would run out of food in 8 month's with imports blocked off.

    Message is simple - LEAVE and stop the population increase from getting worse.
    Totally bogus argument. the UK produces less food than that actually, but thats through choice becayse we prefer to specialise in service industries that make more money. We also prefer produce from abroad, which cna be unique and better value for money. In or out we will still buy from abroad.
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    Thanks.

    Cool, so that's...Norway that will invest more in the UK after Brexit. Meanwhile we still have the likes of India, China, Japan and Australia having cold feet about it.
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    I can't find a link but Canada said we would be top of who they would negotiate with.
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    (Original post by gladders)

    As I said, Norway is in the EEA, which makes them part of the Single Market and subject to EU law, even if they are not in the EU.
    How does that stop Norway from trading with the UK post-Brexit?

    Britain is in the single market and remaining in it would be quite simple as we already conform to all the requirements. Britain was in the EEA (EFTA) before joining the EEC.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Indian business leaders warn against Brexit:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...against-brexit

    Chinese President tells UK to stay in EU:

    https://www.rt.com/uk/319488-china-e...it-referendum/

    Majority of Japanese businessmen want UK to stay in EU:

    http://www.japantoday.com/category/b...k-about-brexit
    That doesn't mean that they'd stop trading with us after a Brexit.

    And why is the economic factor the only factor to consider?
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Thanks.

    Cool, so that's...Norway that will invest more in the UK after Brexit. Meanwhile we still have the likes of India, China, Japan and Australia having cold feet about it.
    None of these countries wishes to reduce trade with the UK. You are putting words in their mouths.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    How does that stop Norway from trading with the UK post-Brexit?
    It doesn't stop them at all. But given that Leavers insist that EU membership frustrates British trade with non-EU members, I am basing it on their premise
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    None of these countries wishes to reduce trade with the UK. You are putting words in their mouths.
    I never said they would. Try again.

    My point is, the wider world is not looking forward to a Brexit.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    My point is, the wider world is not looking forward to a Brexit.
    The wider world is not looking forward to the shock of exit. They'll cope. As will we all.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    The wider world is not looking forward to the shock of exit. They'll cope. As will we all.
    I'm sure we will, but 'things will muddle on fine' is hardly an inspiring call for Brexit, is it? Especially given a main plank of Leave's campaign is that EU membership frustrates British trade with non-EU countries and we'd get to sign oodles of lovely free trade deals which would be far more advantageous for the UK than the previous arrangement.

    None of which seems to have much substance to it.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    I never said they would. Try again.

    My point is, the wider world is not looking forward to a Brexit.
    They might not be looking forward to it but I reckon they would still trade with us after. That's why they haven't openly come out and said 'if you leave we will not trade with you' because they want to discourage us but at the end of the day if it happens they will still trade with us
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    They might not be looking forward to it but I reckon they would still trade with us after. That's why they haven't openly come out and said 'if you leave we will not trade with you' because they want to discourage us but at the end of the day if it happens they will still trade with us
    Of course.

    But nobody has said they will stop trading.

    This is about seeing which countries will trade with us more, which is a Leave claim.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    The wider world is not looking forward to the shock of exit. They'll cope. As will we all.
    Agree with this



    Gladders.
    The wider world is most interested in its own interests and not those of the UK. They will still trade whether we are in or out. Pointless thread.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    Of course.

    But nobody has said they will stop trading.

    This is about seeing which countries will trade with us more, which is a Leave claim.
    Maybe, but there are many claims from both sides that are just scaremongering or have little substance to it. As long as we have a relatively equal level of trade as we do now I don't think it's going to have much impact on us day to day
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    (Original post by infairverona)
    Maybe, but there are many claims from both sides that are just scaremongering or have little substance to it. As long as we have a relatively equal level of trade as we do now I don't think it's going to have much impact on us day to day
    I think it's fair to say there will be a modicum of short-to-medium-term disturbance to trade of a small degree, and markets will be jittery and forty years of EU regulation is unpicked and re-enacted. And that's without any assumption of what our future relationship with the EU will be (and which Leave seems not to know themselves!)

    So I think trade will suffer through economic nerves rather than countries consciously opting to trade or not to trade with us.
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    (Original post by gladders)
    I think it's fair to say there will be a modicum of short-to-medium-term disturbance to trade of a small degree, and markets will be jittery and forty years of EU regulation is unpicked and re-enacted. And that's without any assumption of what our future relationship with the EU will be (and which Leave seems not to know themselves!)

    So I think trade will suffer through economic nerves rather than countries consciously opting to trade or not to trade with us.
    I'm voting Leave but I agree we don't really know what 'Leave' means at the moment. However I don't think nerves are a strong reason to vote Remain, because I imagine there must have been nerves and uncertainty when we first entered the EU and that didn't stop us
 
 
 
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