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Brexit induced poverty. Worth it?

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MaizieD Wed 28-Nov-18 08:49:05

Yet again we are told that Brexit will make us poorer (Chancellor R4 this morning.

I wonder how many of our Gnet Leavers wil be happy to take a hit on their incomes/spending power for 'the cause'.

And how they feel about condemning half their fellow citizens to unwanted diminished economic prospects? (The Remain half, I mean.)

Nicenanny3 Wed 28-Nov-18 11:01:31

Project Fear all over again people won't be taken in this time. Theresa May is a liar ? we've been conned by her but she's been found out, if this is such a good deal why is she having to travel up and down the country trying to sell it to us. It is the worse deal ever, it will get voted down and we will leave without a deal which in my opinion will be the best outcome. When I voted in the Referendum I voted to Leave not for a deal and to not be shackled to the EU for ever more.

stree Wed 28-Nov-18 11:16:10

Well said nicenanny, but I am convinced remainers are too conditioned to ever see past their own concerns.

gillybob Wed 28-Nov-18 11:20:36

Of course remainers voted so because of their own concerns stree and mine happened to be the jobs of my employees, my children and wider relatives almost all who work in retail or manufacturing .

Labaik Wed 28-Nov-18 11:22:33

But everything I've read so far says that leaving with a no deal will be catastrophic financially for this country. And this isn't project fear; these are independent surveys that have been done. It was the only deal she could get because of all of the legal problems leaving the EU would cause and because people ignored [and are still ignoring]the situation with Ireland. Are people still happy to vote leave knowing that 'the troubles' could come back. Do they not care about people that may lose their jobs? I really feel that most people that voted leave did so because of one particular subject that affected them [or they though might affect them] immigration, bureaucracy etc and gave no thought to people who might be badly affected.

Caledonai14 Wed 28-Nov-18 11:40:20

Surely the first step to establish trust in this, or any deal/progression, would be to publish the full legal advice?

EllanVannin Wed 28-Nov-18 11:47:18

I'll never understand those who voted to leave.

Nicenanny3 Wed 28-Nov-18 11:52:59

Well they won't want to publish the full legal advice will they because then we would all definitely know what a rotten stitch up this so called deal is. Please someone get rid of Theresa May as PM or I will never vote Conservative again.

newnanny Wed 28-Nov-18 12:17:53

Take it with a giant bucket of salt. It all depends upon the question being asked ie how much will each option lose. This does not include how much will each option gain. If we leave with no deal obviously we lose a lot but then this calculation does not include any future trade deals with other countries where we will gain. Hammond thinks the electorate are stupid.

newnanny Wed 28-Nov-18 12:19:50

Some say that if we leave on WTO terms then we can set tariffs to zero and imported goods will become cheaper as no longer have tariffs to pay ie clothing and food. At the moment we pay high tariffs on these goods form EU and have to charge 20% VAT if we left we could chose to stop this.

newnanny Wed 28-Nov-18 12:27:33

I took part in a webinar on Mumsnet yesterday where our questions were answered by panel of experts and they stated if we accept May's deal then we can only do trade deals on goods with other countries closely aligned to EU Custom's Union or in negotiations with EU. That effectively means only limited trade deals with US, Australia and New Zealand and other countries we were hoping to strike up trade deals with. Different with services though. If we leave with no deal we can trade freely with any other country and potentially with EU too. Many countries we already trade with through EU such as Canada have clearly stated they will continue to trade with us on exactly the same terms are currently do whether we leave EU with trade deal or no deal.

Coolgran65 Wed 28-Nov-18 12:30:13

I'm prepared to be flamed here and possibly accused of being selfish.

I am fortunate to have some savings, life wasn't always like that but in my retirement I have been very lucky. These are savings/investments that will never be added to.
I wanted to share some of this with dear sons, each who could make very good use of a wee cash injection.
The sons are unaware of this plan.

Not to be.... the value has dropped beyond what is acceptable and I just can't do it.
Thankyou Brexit.

Of course Brexit and our economy is about bigger bigger things, but it is the little individual things that can colour our thinking.

I voted to stay. My feelings very simply were that if something needs fixed let's sort it from the inside.

oldbatty Wed 28-Nov-18 12:41:05

I think people voted/didn't vote for all sorts of reasons. There was very little clear information available. I am not doubting peoples intelligence but perhaps some leaflets with points for and against might have helped

I think Cameron took a gamble to big himself up and it didn't work out the way he expected. Remember the shots of his government the next day, totally out of their depth.

I am no fan of the extreme left either before anybody jumps on me.
Immigration was a factor. I have spoked to people who genuinely believed there would be ne need for ESOL classes as " they are all going back"

FlexibleFriend Wed 28-Nov-18 12:46:54

Have you not yet learnt that Theresa May will say whatever it takes to get backing for her crappy deal. What happened to no deal is better than a bad deal? Suddenly this bad deal is the best we can get, well of course it is when her idea of negotiating is to say tell me what you want what you really want to the EU and then add a few extras to sweeten the deal for the EU. I'm a leaver and I'd vote leave again and again no matter what anyone says and this deal needs to be kicked out asap it's a pile of crap that she's wasted two years achieving. What an absolute waste of time it's been. A nodding dog could have got a better deal than this. So if crashing out with no deal is what it takes then bring it on.

Labaik Wed 28-Nov-18 13:00:11

I don't think she's been singlehandedly been working on this deal for 2 years; she's had lots of people expert in this field [and I 'm not talking about David Davies et al] and this is the best that can be achieved given the circumstances because project fear is now project reality. Brexit isn't working, it was never going to work and this is the result. Hope everyone who voted leave is happy with that. We're in the worst mess I can ever remember and I don't seem to recall it being that bad prior to the referendum [other than because of austerity cuts that were nothing to do with the EU]. I hope that gillybob's business isn't a casualty of all this, because we're talking about real people and real lives and people are suffering because of Brexit and half of the population doesn't give a damn...

GrannyGravy13 Wed 28-Nov-18 13:07:11

I would rather a no deal than this deal.

Trading on WTO, no more hiked tariffs by the EU.

Caledonai14 Wed 28-Nov-18 13:09:11

Thank you Labaik. It IS about real people and many of us are already feeling the effects.

Your point about project fear becoming project reality is very astute and it's impossible to imagine that anybody truly wanted the crisis we are now in.

GillT57 Wed 28-Nov-18 13:12:38

I can't believe that some on here still think that a crash out Brexit is a good idea. Expert opinion on all sides has stated that this will be catastrophic. Also a bit bemused by the very defensive statements made by a couple of Brexit supporters, if you are so sure of your vote, why so aggressive? Please stop blaming the EU for the austerity measures which were due to Osborne and Cameron policy, not anything at all to do with the EU. But there again, Farage, Boris, Gove, Leadsom never let the truth get in the way of their campaign did they?

Labaik Wed 28-Nov-18 13:13:53

I just want to wake up one day and find this nightmare over [and by that I mean I want a Peoples Vote and Brexit to be reversed]. I can make no sense of it, especially when the time, money and energy could have been spent doing good things...

Nicenanny3 Wed 28-Nov-18 13:22:35

She's had 2 years plotting with Olly Robbins making out she was trying to get a good deal, no deal is better than a Bad Deal was her mantra and I and many others were taken in by her but we won't be fooled again. She's a Remainer always has been and she has spent 2 years conniving with the EU to make it look like we were leaving and carrying out the wishes of the people but we were leaving in name only, she's played a blinder she will go down in history as the most dishonest PM ever.

GillT57 Wed 28-Nov-18 13:30:45

No Nicenanny3, that title goes to Cameron who got us into this buggersmuddle in the first place and then walked off whistling!

oldbatty Wed 28-Nov-18 13:42:06

whistling his way to some fancy mansion. If I do something wrong, I am mortified and worry about it for days.

So strange.

crystaltipps Wed 28-Nov-18 13:48:05

no more hiked tariffs by the EU ???? Our tariff at the moment as a member is 0%- when have they hiked this????

Labaik Wed 28-Nov-18 13:50:06

She's not a remainer; she sat on the fence with that waiting to see which side won [although she had assumed remain would win, hence her stance]. She's a cold, calculating, anti EU politician. Then again, I could be describing Jeremy Corbyn [but missing out the cold bit, as I do believe he actually cares about people], also. So much for balance in our elected representatives! All May, Johnson, Gove etc want is to be PM and to hell with what happens to this country in the process.

GrannyGravy13 Wed 28-Nov-18 14:01:05

They impose tariffs on anything from outside the "club".

FlexibleFriend Wed 28-Nov-18 14:27:51

Us leavers are real people too and we were in the majority. She's a useless politician, she was useless as home secretary and has proved herself useless yet again. I didn't want her as leader of the conservative party in the first place. She has a history of making poor decisions such as calling a general election when she did, then running an awful campaign, but thinks she's always right and rarely is.