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    I appreciate that Remoaners are very much 'make us pay it', it will teach the Leavers to become Remainers, but I'm interested (I'm confident the UK won't be paying the bill anyway). What is it actually founded on? Other than the EU going after a successful country seeking independence and wanting to punish us for leaving 'The Project', I can't see a reason.
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    (Original post by Pleasantri)
    I appreciate that Remoaners are very much 'make us pay it', it will teach the Leavers to become Remainers, but I'm interested (I'm confident the UK won't be paying the bill anyway). What is it actually founded on? Other than the EU going after a successful country seeking independence and wanting to punish us for leaving 'The Project', I can't see a reason.
    https://www.instituteforgovernment.o...u-divorce-bill
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    (Original post by Pleasantri)
    I appreciate that Remoaners are very much 'make us pay it', it will teach the Leavers to become Remainers, but I'm interested (I'm confident the UK won't be paying the bill anyway). What is it actually founded on? Other than the EU going after a successful country seeking independence and wanting to punish us for leaving 'The Project', I can't see a reason.
    I think your first point is poor. The request for a financial settlement comes from the EU based on promises and obligation given by the UK as to what it will pay in the future. Things like pensions for employees who have now retired (or about to)but were employed during the time the UK was a member. Things like promises to fund projects which it has already signed and bills it has still not paid.

    Nobody really knows the total amount being asked for, but it could be £10-£50 billion. Obviously the UK will resist paying anything it is not required to, but will also be interested n a trade deal as well, so a compromise will be reached.

    A speculative breakdown from the FT. I hadnt seen this one its gone from 20-50-100 billion. there is no way we will pay anything like that.

    https://www.ft.com/content/29fc1abc-...5-23ef563ecf9a


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