Brexit: what will it do to guitar prices in Britain?

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  1. Lozek

    Lozek Desk Magnetic Contributor

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    Absolutely, I'm aware of that. Much like I was saying about the City, because we were a founding member of the EU we used our position to do what was good for us, much to the annoyance of everyone else.
     
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  2. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Er, no, the UK isn't a founding member of the EU lol.
    Besides, I'm pretty sure the end result isn't "good for you" with a reunited Ireland and independent Scotland incoming.
    And I just realised this actually wasn't the Brexit topic so I'll stop there. Feel free to raise the subject on the appropriate one.
     
  3. StevenC

    StevenC SS.org Regular

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    Eh, united Ireland is a really good thing for the UK because we're such an economic negative and all they get out of it is claim to a couple of good golf tracks.
     
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    Yep, EU was founded during the 50s and UK got into in the 73. But you are right about the other, but that has been done more or less by any country in the EU...
     
  5. Adieu

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    I thought Caesar created it, Napoleon tried to revitalize it, and then Hitler tried again?


    And each time....the Brits done fucked up the dream at the last moment
     
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    Nah, the Russians fucked up the dream and the Brits yelled they did after they were cornered and deflecting punches.
     
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    True

    Brexit was probably a Russian false flag too
     
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    College has become ridiculously expensive in the US because it’s been flooded with free cash in the form of lavish government sponsored student loans over the last 2 decades.

    Combine that with massive influxes of bureaucrats whose job has nothing to do with education, and everything to do with advancing politics, and it should be no surprise that college costs have exploded.
     
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    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    Shouldn't britons be able to get domestic stuff cheaper after brexit? Seems like a great time to order a daemoness.
     
  10. diagrammatiks

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    Britain will be back in the eu by the time your daemoness is done.
     
  11. Merrekof

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    Probably not. The raw materials are imported, I think. Those will be more expensive because of the bad position britons are in when it comes to trade negotiations.

    :rofl:
     
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    Come again? have you really looked at the trade deficit figures between the UK - eu & the rest of the world? (here's just one for you "The UK had an overall trade deficit of -£79 billion with the EU in 2019") you (and the rest of the world) sell us a fuck ton more stuff than you buy from us...last time i checked that means if you want our money (and fish) you better start offering us a better deal and prices or we can now just go and shop else where....
     
  13. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Please do. I'm sure the USA will looooooooooooooove to sell you the proverbial chlorinated chicken and to enforce their food standards on your population.

    In case you didn't notice, the EU doesn't need your money.
     
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    Honestly, I haven't. I do know that the Brexit affects Belgium since we import and export lots of stuff to Britian so we'll definetely gonna be nagatively affected by that.

    I meant more along the lines of trade agreements outside of Europe. The EU as a whole has a better negotiation position than Britian alone.
     
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    If we're in such a strong position why haven't we got a "good" deal after 4 and a half years?
     
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    Im sure i'll enjoy the Choice of having either, also ive visited the USA a number of time and eaten chicken there as well as other meat/dairy/veg and never been sick or ill once (i can not say the same about my visits to Italy or spain though) but as i have for the last 10 years or so i will more likely just contiune to buy british breed/slaughted chicken and are you really sure you wont miss the UK's money in the pot? after all we are/were the 3rd highest contrubutor to the EU's buget & im not sure if you know this but from 2000 to 2017 the UK’s net contribution exceeded the net contributions of 26 other EU countries combined with only germany paying in more during this time...simple math says you will miss the contrubtion, but hey "The Project" comes first right

    Well id say it's due to weak Prime Minister's, Cowardly Cameron and Treasonous May + Remainer MP's and lords in control for most of that time (most of them on the take from the EU) they let the EU put the UK in a positon where we still gave them all money but had no say in anything...ideal for the EU,whats not to like for them about that....keep the money but silence a troublesome voice, also the EU will never ever give the UK a good deal because it would only make other members refect on there memberships, and they do seem to get off on punishment (but only for those that rock the boat) just look at the current Hungry/Poland issue over the CV-19 bailout...do what we say or no money for you.....

    Well a lot of countries wont do deals with the EU due to the crazy amount of red tape/BS and laws the EU seems to like to draw up, i think there are something like 62,000 international standards laws atm (inc one that limits vacuum cleaners to just 900 watts...why???)
    once the UK starts to Cut away at that red tape i think more and more doors will open tade wise, people in the UK spend a lot of money around the world and if you think that no one will still want a slice of that pie just because we are outside the EU...well we shall see
     
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    So what about BoJo? Why should remain MPs roll over to agreements they disagree with when elected under the pretence of that disagreement? Should Lords really be condoning breaking international laws?

    Yes, that's what happens when you agree to pay a bunch of money then decide to leave the table.

    So they will give us a deal or won't? And it's the fault of May's (and somehow Cameron's) negotiating or it's not?
     
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    I'm sorry for the double post, but anytime someone uses the phrase "once we start cutting red tape the economy will improve" I die a little inside knowing how many people are allowed to talk about things they don't even slightly comprehend.
     
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    the uk has a population of 66 million people. what crack are you smoking.
     
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  20. Louis Cypher

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    LOL!
    Wasting your breath mate, the bloke is so far down the Brexit rabbit hole he has no idea what the hell he is talking about, he is stuck in 2016 and oblivious to the truth that the UK has already left back in Jan and we are 31 days away from leaving with no deal even tho there was apprently this time last year an oven ready deal all good to go according to the Leave Goverment with the Brexit Bad Boy Boris in charge voted in with a huge Brexit supporting 80 seat majority....

    Same as you, I love it when people claim there will no longer be any red tape...... No red tape right now! LOL! To export right now to the EU or countries the EU currently has trade deals with, there is no red tape. Post Brexit, the road haulage association is already stating that one lorry load, thats one lorry load of whatever, may need as many as 30 different forms completed before that ONE lorry can leave the UK and enter the EU, but you know..... Unicorns, Sunny Uplands, no more immigrants, Sovereignty, Laws.... blue passports?? Fishing?!??? Anyone?? Remoaners are doing something..... Anyone??? Bueller?? Bueller????

    Also just to add regarding the UK being the 3rd highest contributer, thats as usual playing with the figures and only telling half the truth, the UK between 2014 & 2017 was the 3rd contributing country to the EU budget, HOWEVER....... to quote Fullfact.org as one of many examples of fact check sites:
    "The UK also gives and receives much more money via trade with other EU countries, so transactions with the EU budget aren’t the full story when it comes to the UK’s economic relationship with the rest of the EU."

    Net Givers AND receivers the UK is 6th behind the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden, and the UK's pro Bexit whipping boys Germany and France.......
    Per Capita we are 5th, behind such tiny countries (population and GDP) as Denmark & Sweden again
    & Portion of GDP we are 4th, again behind Sweden and the Netherlands, and only just above Denmark & Austria......

    https://fullfact.org/europe/uk-one-biggest-contributors-eu-budget/
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48256318
     
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