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RB wrote:So far so good. After initial dips, the pound climbed and is forecast to continue upwards and the FTSE is back up into highest ever territory, even the 250 which is the best measure of the UK economy.
All the predictions of economic armageddon have been absolutely wrong.
Our little island and the bit we stole from the Irish is an absolute powerhouse. Second fastest growing economy in the world even after the referendum and even without Scottish oil.
We start this from a very strong position whereas probably one in four EU countries are bankrupt and the central bank is out of bailout money.
I know we won't get everything our way but I seriously doubt we'll do badly.
I think the big areas such as trade, security, the rights of citizens in other countries and the movement of workers in the future will be done fairly swiftly because they have to be.
It's the little things that will take ages such ensuring traded goods still meet regulations when ours can now differ from the EU. I think it's unlikely that the EU will impose trade tariffs as we can just return the favour but in these little areas where there is a cost, we could end up paying a high price.
Let's see, especially with the French election looming....
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