Lancasterclaret wrote:You've admitted that its going to be an economic loss.
None of you said that pre-referendum. It was all "Project Fear"
So you think 17.4 million voted to make themselves poorer.
No chance, you know it, I know it, the whole world knows it.
We've been sold a whopper, and we are all suffering because of it.
Yes, well this is the one aspect where I have (repeatedly) admitted that you were right and I was wrong. I didn't realise just to what extent the EU would be willing to harm itself as long as they harmed us more. I thought they were better than that; you realised in advance what a spiteful, unpleasant organisation it is.
If we go to WTO rules, we are just giving up free trade with the EU. They are giving up free trade with the UK, plus £39bn exit fee, plus £10bn per year subs. And I know that per head, they suffer less than us by that, but they still suffer.
So should we crawl back to the bully boys and say "might is right, we will pay your Danegeld"? Not for me. We will do better, long term, out than in. The Sainsbury's approach to business - drive out the little shops by loss leaders and drive down supplier prices by threatening to cut them off from trade - is fine with you on a macro scale (though I suspect you are less keen on it when it is actually Sainsbury doing it on a micro scale); but it doesn't sit well with me.