The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #168430 Message #4069544
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
25-Aug-20 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit & other UK political topics
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit
I could dig out the exact quotation, which was much longer ago than I thought (Jan 19!) but I am more interested whether you now think, whoever is responsible, that costs to the UK are (almost) inevitable. The Jan 19 post said you thought they may arise but would be worth it to achieve Brexit.
I hate to suggest that you haven't actually quoted me because I didn't insist, as claimed: that costs only 'may' occur. If I've found the same quote as you (27 Jan 2019) it says: "And I don't think I said "There will be some short term hardship". I think I accepted that there 'may' be, but that it was worth it to get out." The 'possibility' of 'hardships' is different to the 'need' for 'costs'.
Also in the news: The EU and US have signed a trade deal (without needing to accept thes2 pesky chlorinated chickens!)
So much for the numerous arguments, made many times on these threads (by remainers) that such a deal would never be accepted by the US.
My full quote, in context, is here: Here