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Response to TexasMommaWithAHat (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 10:31 AM

9. Most countries nowadays are in some sort of trading bloc



And we are not going to be more 'independent'; we are going to be increasingly dependent on Trump, China, and anyone else who will deign to occasionally trade with us.

Look up 'UKIP' and 'Farage' to see where the strongest support for Brexit came from. It comes from very much the same stable as the Trump vote.

Note that it was a very narrow vote (52-48%) - well below what most countries would regard as an adequate threshold for a constitutional amendment. And only two of the four constituent countries of the UK voted for it.

I don't expect you in Texas to have problems with it (but imagine how you'd feel if Texas seceded from the USA because it didn't like the federal government's more liberal provisions; or if the USA withdrew from the UN). But those of us on the UK forum have major problems with it. And we don't all agree on everything - the forum includes Labour, LibDem, Green, SNP and Plaid Cymru voters - but we are pretty much unanimous on absolutely dreading what will happen now.

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