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This year Germany has earned £100 billion more from the EU than the UK

 

Latest trade figures show the UK benefits least from the Single Market

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The UK is 28th out of 28 when it comes to selling goods within the EU’s Single Market

On Friday the EU’s official statistics agency released its figures for international trade covering the first nine months of this year, 2019. As these went unreported by the BBC, we have analysed the information and summarised it for readers.

 

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

 

  • The UK is 28th out of 28 when it comes to benefiting from trading goods within the EU
  • So far this year the UK has lost £70 BILLION from trading with the EU27
  • Germany has made £30 BILLION - a net gain over the UK of £100 BILLION
  • In the 9 months to Sep 2019, Germany is £100 BILLION better off than the UK
  • The UK had the worst DEFICIT in goods trade with the EU out of all EU28 countries

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The above chart uses the latest official data from the EU, and as such is incontrovertible.
For simplicity we have used an average exchange rate of €1 = £1.15. In Euros the UK’s trade imbalance was MINUS €81.5bn.

 

Observations

Seriously, where is the economic benefit of the EU’s Single Market?

For years Brexit Facts4EU.Org has been publishing the truth about the UK’s trade with the EU27, based on official EU figures. In report after report we have shown why the EU27 refer to the United Kingdom as “Treasure Island”.

Despite this, time and again Remainer politicians have stood up in the House of Commons and talked of all the benefits of Single Market membership. Not once have they quoted any actual facts.

Sadly, we never hear pro-Brexit MPs rebutting the nonsense with the real figures. The Office of National Statistics talks of the difference between imports and exports as being what the country “earns”. When it comes to the goods trade with the EU27 the UK doesn’t earn, it loses. In the first nine months of this year the UK lost £70 billion.

Pro-Brexit politicians could also mention that since the EU Referendum, the EU27 have sold over £¼ TRILLION more goods to the UK than we have sold to them. Over 160 countries trade with the EU - and so can the UK - without membership of the Single Market.

What about services?

It is well-known that the UK is a services-based economy, with only around 20% attributable to the trade in goods.

Once again we must remind Remainer politicians that the Single Market doesn’t work for services – by the admission of the EU Commission itself.

“The Single Market – this jewel that is all too often taken for granted – does not function properly for services”

- Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for the Single Market, 2017

The general election and the Single Market

In this election campaign when Remainer politicians talk of “protecting jobs” by remaining in the Single Market, we hope that journalists and pro-Brexit politicians will ask them to justify their claims with actual facts.

Now THAT should be interesting

 

[ Sources: Official EU statistics from the EU Commission ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.

Brexit Facts4EU.Org, 17 Nov 2019

 

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26 minutes ago, Jools said:

They're preparing for a second General Election when they don't like the result of the first one 😀

Oh do try and keep up. The Conservatives passed the Fixed Term Parliament Act in 2011. They had an election for a 5 year Parliament in 2015. They didn't like the result so they had another election for another 5 year Parliament in 2017. They didn't like that result either so we are having another one in 2019.

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                                                                                            😀👇

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The People’s Vote Campaign is on the verge of total collapse, according to some insider reports. Other reports are more blunt, simply saying “we’re f*cked”… 😀

The end looks on the horizon for the group following Roland Rudd’s sudden departure as chair of Open Britain on Friday evening, after his boardroom coup and ousting of James McGrory and Tom Baldwin from the organisation – followed by a staff walkout – 20 days ago.

Whilst Rudd has left his former deputy, Anne Weyman, in charge of things, the People’s Vote campaign has now completely purged all its heavyweights, with Open Britain terminating Mandelson, Will Straw and Joe Carberry as directors earlier last week. Insiders do note, however, that Rudd remains in charge of Baybridge – the group in charge of Open Britain, meaning their worries over his influence haven’t totally subsided.

Yesterday, two of the People’s Vote sub-groups – For our Future’s Sake (FFS) and Our Future Our Choice formally announced their split from the group, saying “Boardroom plots by rich men like Roland Rudd cannot be allowed to jeopardise the future of this country.” Guido spoke with a member of FFS who said:

“Literally all we want to do is come and work as part of the People’s Vote campaign. There is a negotiated settlement which was painstakingly put together… Rudd, Weyman and co seem to actively want this to carry on.”

The settlement was negotiated from Tuesday to Friday last week, and workers say is designed to make them “feel safe at work, secure in their jobs and meant we could actually get on”. Security in their jobs just looks like a pipe dream for them at the moment…

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Pro-remain voices and conspirators have gone very quiet this election --- Starmer, Benn, Yvette Cooper and the rest all seem to have lost their voices 🤔

Could it be a calculated strategy, fully supported by our "unbiased" national broadcaster 🙃  to keep the conversation away from the very subject which precipitated the election and on which Boris Johnson has them beaten hands down?

And do Labour really think they can win as long they keep talking NHS, NHS, NHS and free stuff? 😀

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17 minutes ago, Jools said:

Magic Grandpa Praises Privatised Italian Railway

 

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It’s rail nationalisation day on Labour’s grid, and to get the train rolling Magic Grandpa put out a shiny video comparing the UK’s rail network to Europe’s; where according to Magic Grandpa the trains are cheaper, better faster and there’s no gravy train for shareholders.

Undermining Magic Grandpa's messaging, however, was his use of footage of the super-fast Italian train, Italothe country’s new privately-owned and operated high-speed rail service…

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Presumably, Magic Grandpa will also be avoiding mentioning UK fares are the second cheapest in Europe when booked in advance and far more frequentFirst class fact-checking… 🙃

 

No. The research does not find that UK fares are the second cheapest in Europe when booked in advance. It instances one only route (London to Sheffield) and compares only with three other journeys on the continent of supposedly similar length and finds the UK price is the second cheapest out of the four. I say supposedly because the French comparison, Paris to Dijon, is certainly a longer journey.

I have not done the research but I would also be surprised if the book-ahead prices in the UK for the long-distance routes are as cheap as those for comparable routes on the TGV trains In France. Possibly Bagster would confirm what friends who live in France have told me, that even first-class tickets can be very reasonble on routes such as Bordeaux-Paris.

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17 hours ago, Bill said:

And that is an accurate synopsis.

With an eye on keeping dividends at a high level so as to retain their bonuses BT have failed, as have the railways and utilities.

However I would doubt that Labour intend to fully nationalise Openreach and this is merely a shot across their bows. Focus on your customers not your shareholders.

But it is quite noticable that the Tories have been caught flat footed on this, as they have let this concern drift (ever downward) and can now only react with outdated guff about it being 'communism'.

Another case of a choice of whether we embrace the futue or cling to the past.

 

Mice die in mousetraps because they don't understand why the cheese is free.

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3 minutes ago, Rock The Boat said:

Mice die in mousetraps because they don't understand why the cheese is free.

Once again you've failed to understand the situation.

They die because the bar springs closed and breaks their necks.

Mice don't have the ability to rationalise on the cost of the cheese as they don't have a concept of money or bartering, even if they had to pay for the cheese they would still die when they sprung the trap.

Mice die in mousetraps because they don't work out that if they spring the trap (possibly with a half a housebrick) first they could then eat the free cheese with fear of death.

Studies show that in laboratory conditions with the access to half a housebrick mice can be trained to avoid death when faced with a loaded trap.

 

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And there's also the minor point that mice very rarely eat cheese...they prefer food of a higher calorific value and will only resort to cheese if there is no other food available. 🤣

Apples

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25 minutes ago, TCCANARY said:

Once again you've failed to understand the situation.

They die because the bar springs closed and breaks their necks.

Mice don't have the ability to rationalise on the cost of the cheese as they don't have a concept of money or bartering, even if they had to pay for the cheese they would still die when they sprung the trap.

Mice die in mousetraps because they don't work out that if they spring the trap (possibly with a half a housebrick) first they could then eat the free cheese with fear of death.

Studies show that in laboratory conditions with the access to half a housebrick mice can be trained to avoid death when faced with a loaded trap.

 

So we have proven that mice are not the most intelligent creature. And we have established that they can be trained to avoid traps that promise freebies. There is still hope for mice everywhere.:classic_laugh:

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1 minute ago, Herman said:

Are Jools and RTB full blown Conservatives this week? It's hard to keep up. 

I'd much rather Sir Nigel of Farage as PM and the Brexit Party in government, but of course that was never going to happen, so I'm having to settle for second best.

Which Party have you decided to get behind this week? 😀

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5 minutes ago, Rock The Boat said:

So we have proven that mice are not the most intelligent creature. And we have established that they can be trained to avoid traps that promise freebies. There is still hope for mice everywhere.:classic_laugh:

"Mice are not, as is commonly assumed on Earth, small white squeaking animals who spend a lot of time being experimented on.

In fact, they are the protrusions into our dimension of hyper-intellegent pan-dimensional beings. These beings are in fact responsible for the creation of the Earth."

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15 minutes ago, Herman said:

Are Jools and RTB hand crank ?

yes

absolutely yes

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5 minutes ago, TCCANARY said:

"Brexiteers are, as is commonly known on Earth, small brained white squeaking animals who spend a lot of time being experimented on.

Those expirements are to see how much ****e they will swallow from their 'betters'.

Quite a lot if this afternoon's results are anything to go by

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Obviously the byword or phrase is "embrace the future". The one filled with uncertainty. The one that despite a vote to leave was held up because of the ERG and Irish Tories.

Squeak as much as you like RTB and Jools, your lot fcuked it right up. And you haven't got the manners, the decency to admit it.

Three and a half years and now you are saying people are fed up and want something done.

But just like the arrogant, smug attitude that prevails, it was someone else's fault. Corbyn, Delia, Mike Riley, Todd Cantwell, anyone but your elected mates.

Lower than a snake's belly.

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47 minutes ago, Jools said:

I'd much rather Sir Nigel of Farage as PM and the Brexit Party in government, but of course that was never going to happen, so I'm having to settle for second best.

Which Party have you decided to get behind this week? 😀

You'd vote for anyone that comes out with a meaningless soundbite. You don't want to think too much. 

 

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19 minutes ago, Herman said:

You'd vote for anyone that comes out with a meaningless soundbite. You don't want to think too much. 

 

Every Party can be accused of meaningless soundbites, ya daft *****.

All you ever think about is getting free stuff at the expense of people who've done better than you.

You would feel less bitter and much better about yourself if you aspired to something in life that didn't render your days relying on government subsidies.

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When Hermione was backing Jo Swansong and the Limp-Dums:

 

 

 

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I've been on the dole once, for a week, and been properly ill once, about 25 years ago. My 30 odd years of paying tax and NI has covered anything I've got out of the country. How's your pension btw??

Anyway here's a thing that shows how your favourite journalists con you by gently moving the goalposts. You didn't vote for Brexit because you wanted to put a halt to immigration. You voted for it because current immigration rules are unfair to Bangladeshis.

 

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1 hour ago, Jools said:

I'd much rather Sir Nigel of Farage as PM and the Brexit Party in government, but of course that was never going to happen, so I'm having to settle for second best.

Which Party have you decided to get behind this week? 😀

Poor Jools has to refer to Guido everyday so he can tie his own shoe laces, blow his nose and wipe his a rse.

If you put Jools in a field of sheep he’d fit in very well. Baaaa baaaa baaaa 🐑 

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Just now, Hoola Han Solo said:

Poor Jools has to refer to Guido everyday so he can tie his own shoe laces, blow his nose and wipe his a rse.

If you put Jools in a field of sheep he’d fit in very well. Baaaa baaaa baaaa 🐑 

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2 hours ago, Mr Apples said:

And there's also the minor point that mice very rarely eat cheese...they prefer food of a higher calorific value and will only resort to cheese if there is no other food available. 🤣

Apples

Let them eat cake🎂🐁

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4 hours ago, Rock The Boat said:

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When is this massive swing to Steptoe’s Labour Party, that we have heard so much about, expected to happen. Just want to know so I check my twitter feed.

"Boris Johnson’s Conservative party went into the general election campaign with an 11-point lead over Labour, according to the FT’s poll of polls. The gap has since widened slightly."

Edited by Van wink

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5 hours ago, ricardo said:

A bit chilly up on the North Norfolk coast today.

No 1 fish n chips and a Galton's Ale. Lovely old job😀🍟🍺

A few days work in London and missing NN already. Can you get decent fish and chips in France?

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10 minutes ago, Van wink said:

When is this massive swing to Steptoe’s Labour Party, that we have heard so much about, expected to happen. Just want to know so I check my twitter feed.

Basically the tories are now the brexit party, a one issue party, the party for RWNJs and gammon. They get in and the country of England will be heading down a dark path where empathy, sympathy and decency die, the most un-Christian country we could get.

Vote tactically, GTTO and our best hope is a coalition where another referendum may be the last chance to save the country.👍

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When is this massive swing to Steptoe’s Labour Party, that we have heard so much about, expected to happen. Just want to know so I check my twitter feed.

Well Johnson did play a blinder today buy saying how he will not cut the rate of Corporation Tax but will instead use the £6Bn that would have cost the country, to match Labour's promise about the NHS.

That smacks of just keeping pace rather than anything else even when the ideas run out, But to be fair to him, it will keep him ahead in the race.

I hate the idea but am accepting that the paper hat will still be PM at the end of this election. How long he remains there is another thing.

 

 

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