Boiler wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:23 pm
Apparently these are the benefits of Brexit, according to a particularly... fervent supporter elsewhere.
So the Brexit deal means we will get the one good bit from the EU ie we can export stuff to them without tariffs but without all the following drawbacks-
1 no millions of pounds in membership fees to pay every year
2 No out of control immigration
3 no subsidies to pay to support other poorer countries
4 no foreign parliament telling us what we are allowed to do
5 no need for MEPs
6 more British fishing industry
7 companies employing more British people
8 reduced population growth leading to cheaper housing, rent or purchase
9 less housebuilding needed ie more green fields
10 reduced traffic on the roads ie less traffic jams
As ever; where do you start?
If there is one argument that really infuriates me from Brexiteers it is the view of a finite stable economic landscape - i.e. there are only a certain number of jobs to go around and therefore if you keep forrins out, more of our own will be able to fill them.
There is a demographic timebomb that is building up in this country that will be defined by a shrinking tax base and growing pressures on long term care. Migration and being attractive to young tax paying migrants was our best way to deal with this as well as driving cultural enrichment. I hope the 50 year and 60 year old gammons who voted for this trainwreck who will end up paying heavily for long term care (assuming any carers can be found) and that they choke on their domestically fished herring which is all they will be able to afford to eat1