No deal: Disaster or opportunity? Watch
If Britain leaves the EU without a deal next year, which is still something most MPs heavily oppose, would it cripple the UK by raising tariffs and making goods more pricier as well as causing businesses to leave as a result of all the uncertainty? Or would it mean that freedom from the EU’s restrictions could help the UK by driving us to immediately negotiate better deals from outside the EU and meaning that we don’t have to pay a penny to Brussels?
Tariffs would only be raised if the government chooses to raise them. The EU would no longer have any say in it.
You can guarantee that whatever did happen, nothing would likely go in our favour given the excellent deals we currently enjoy. And there is the rub - we have it so so good right now. Those talking about Brexit as being better are either ignorant or just plain lying. Reece Mogg for example. He will be fine sat on his family wealth and recently offshored business.
(This was before Brexit. Brits need to have a long hard look at themselves. But to be honest, a country not propped up by foreigners in order to pretend they're still "rich" would be a breath of fresh air!)
The UK didn't join the Common Market until 1972. The country has existed for many centuries before without being in this club. It can do so successfully again. If the economy is terrible for a few years, even for a decade, it WILL turn around and improve at some point. The notion we are screwed without being a member of the EU is ridiculous, considering as a nation we coped perfectly fine before its existence. As did every other EU country.
The first is that you cannot turn back the clock. The British economy, which was in a very bad way in the early 1970s, has changed enormously in the last 45 years. Leaving the EU will not recreate some past golden age (and indeed when such a golden age was is debatable; 1914 (peak coal and cotton production); 1930s (yes if you are making cars in Cowley or Shredded Wheat in Welwyn Garden City but not if you are on the dole in Jarrow), 1950s high employment but already managing industrial decline).
The second is that the calls for a radical Brexit come from the financially secure. Ten years of economic problems will blight millions of families. What right has anyone to voluntarily inflict that on others. Such economic pain, indeed any economic pain, was not in the Brexiteers' referendum offer. No-one voted for becoming poorer.
The economic pain you talk about has always been with us. It comes and goes. How many Recessions have there been since 1972? Being in the EU hasn't protected us from this.
Do you think in 50, 100 year's time, the next generation will know about or care about a few years of hardship the country went through back in the early 2000's? You have to think long-term and look at the bigger picture.
The wanton ruination of millions of people would see the end of centre-right policies for at least a generation.
...which is done to create the internal market and doesn't apply to goods moving between EU countries. Perhaps I should edit my post to say it's not in Europe's interest to have tariffs on EU-UK trade.
A no deal brexit will cause many job losses in already struggling nations, this will lead to further resentment towards the EU and they really can't afford for that to happen, yes Germany and France will probably do slightly better than us to start with but eventually they will have to cover all the other countries issues, a no deal would be catastrophic for the EU but it might sharpen their minds.