@iankenway Isnt that sorta the point, that you use your own ethics to decide the rules and not be beholden to the ethics of the EU?

I'd say this is a good thing and the primary advantage of a Brexit, the fact that each entity can follow their own moral path and attempt their own social experiments internally to figure out what works.

@freemo In one sense you are absolutely correct. The architects of Brexit still very much want to leave the EU without an agreement and thus have the freedom to become a sort of Singapore on the North. Sea. However, productivity in the UK has been dire for decades and the country also suffers from an extremely weak skills base. For these reasons (and they're obviously connected) the UK's ability to negotiate advantageous trade deals with other trade blocks and nations is, in my opinion, extremely limited. Also, if alighnment with EU rules is so burdensome and stifling, why doesn't this generate more debate in Norway or Switzerland? As far as I understand it, they also trade with other parts of the worfd!

@iankenway
I mean “no alignment” ... does this mean we are only going to trade in things that violate EU standards? 😕

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@freemo In one sense you are absolutely correct. The architects of Brexit still very much want to leave the EU without an agreement and thus have the freedom to become a sort of Singapore on the North. Sea. However, productivity in the UK has been dire for decades and the country also suffers from an extremely weak skills base. For these reasons (and they're obviously connected) the UK's ability to negotiate advantageous trade deals with other trade blocks and nations is, in my opinion, extremely limited. Also, if alighnment with EU rules is so burdensome and stifling, why doesn't this generate more debate in Norway or Switzerland? As far as I understand it, they also trade with other parts of the worfd!

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