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38 minutes ago, samran said:

I haven’t contradicted myself at all.

 

I’m explaining why tariffs on imports into the UK will be minimal. You’ve already getting less for your exports to Europe, so with less income why make what you need to buy from the rest of the world more expensive by slapping tariffs on them? 

Tariffs are to protect local industries and to stop the flood of cheap foreign imports 

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2 minutes ago, stevenl said:

No, he is not contradicting himself. Are you sure you're native English speaker?

It seems very obvious to me that:-

stating in one sentence "The little Englanders also fail to understand HM treasury’s approach to tariffs. Being the good orthodox economists they are, they abhor tariffs"

 

And then later in the same post "So with brexit already taking a chunk of your income away, the last thing you want to do is make the goods and services you need to buy more expensive by slapping tariffs on top of them."

 

is contradictory.

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Just now, sanemax said:

Tariffs are to protect local industries and to stop the flood of cheap foreign imports 

And giving less choice, inferior products and pushing up prices for locals don't forget...

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1 minute ago, el torro said:

It seems very obvious to me that:-

stating in one sentence "The little Englanders also fail to understand HM treasury’s approach to tariffs. Being the good orthodox economists they are, they abhor tariffs"

 

And then later in the same post "So with brexit already taking a chunk of your income away, the last thing you want to do is make the goods and services you need to buy more expensive by slapping tariffs on top of them."

 

is contradictory.

No, that last paragraph explains one of the reasons Treasury will not want to put up tariffs.

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4 minutes ago, el torro said:

And we're immediately back to remainers resorting to insults.....

Its not an insult if it is true. A simple economic concept has been presented to you three times and you still don't get it. If the shoe fits...

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2 minutes ago, samran said:

No, that last paragraph explains one of the reasons Treasury will not want to put up tariffs.

No.  The first para. says

 

"The little Englanders also fail to understand HM treasury’s approach to tariffs. Being the good orthodox economists they are, they abhor tariffs"

 

clearly stating that HM Treasury has no interest in applying tariffs.

 

The last para. states

 

So with brexit already taking a chunk of your income away, the last thing you want to do is make the goods and services you need to buy more expensive by slapping tariffs on top of them."

 

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1 minute ago, el torro said:

No.  The first para. says

 

"The little Englanders also fail to understand HM treasury’s approach to tariffs. Being the good orthodox economists they are, they abhor tariffs"

 

clearly stating that HM Treasury has no interest in applying tariffs.

 

The last para. states

 

So with brexit already taking a chunk of your income away, the last thing you want to do is make the goods and services you need to buy more expensive by slapping tariffs on top of them."

 

'the last thing you want', so also there you don't want tariffs.

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7 minutes ago, el torro said:

No.  The first para. says

 

"The little Englanders also fail to understand HM treasury’s approach to tariffs. Being the good orthodox economists they are, they abhor tariffs"

 

clearly stating that HM Treasury has no interest in applying tariffs.

 

The last para. states

 

So with brexit already taking a chunk of your income away, the last thing you want to do is make the goods and services you need to buy more expensive by slapping tariffs on top of them."

 

I'm genuinely being nice here: you need to stop digging.

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Moving on...

 

"The Evening Standard can reveal that members of the European Research Group of hardline Eurosceptics are seeking advice from the Attorney General to support their view that if no trade deal is agreed with the EU by the end of 2020, Britain could switch by default from full EU rules to World Trade Organisation terms."

 

Just when you thought....

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2 minutes ago, dunroaming said:

Moving on...

 

"The Evening Standard can reveal that members of the European Research Group of hardline Eurosceptics are seeking advice from the Attorney General to support their view that if no trade deal is agreed with the EU by the end of 2020, Britain could switch by default from full EU rules to World Trade Organisation terms."

 

Just when you thought....

Careful what you wish for would be my only advice to the ERG....

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5 minutes ago, samran said:

I'm genuinely being nice here: you need to stop digging.

 

Really?

 

A post stating that the UK has no interest in applying tariffs, and then how the UK would apply tariffs that would harm the UK??

 

Clearly I'm 'missing something' here?

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