11 Mar 2017 14:50:
Yes, robertt8696. €38.5 billion worth of food and drink a year from the EU is only a small part of the bigger picture. Now, about the size of this square hole?........
And just as an aside, from the people who really know (ONS) the value of exports fell in Jan 2017 to £28.3 billion pounds and the amount of imports increased to £31.8 billion compared with the previous month.
Now, I'm not saying UK is not an important trading partner, I also think it will continue to be so after Brexit (maybe not straight away but once it all settles down) but I do object to the amount of, quite frankly, BS that gets trotted out whether its the value of this or value of that or number of migrants to UK which are grossly inflated by some posters.
Nissan UK is doing marvellously well and exports most of its production. Unfortunately, it imports most of its components which, at the moment, attract no tariffs. Who knows what the price will be if (big IF) those kick in?
Hopefully some more enlightened people will be doing the Brexit negotiations on both sides rather than people who pluck figures out of the air to prove their point. And, hopefully, it will all work out well for the UK and the EU together. The last thing we need is animosity.