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Posted in: Johnson's win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK's breakup See in context

Sh1mon M4sada.

what's left of the EU

....is a global trading power six times the UK's size.

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Posted in: Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to get Brexit done See in context

Englisc Aspyrgend,

businesses across Europe who will otherwise face losing a large lucrative market,

At worst they can redirect attention the the rest of the EU Single market. The UK can't - it will be shut off from frictionless trade with ALL of its neighbours.

without the protectionist rules of the EU who can offer cheaper alternatives to their products.

Tariffs and standards exist for a reason - if we flood our market with cheap products then domestic producers will be wiped out. Lower standards will raise NTBs with ALL our EU neighbours.

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Posted in: Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to get Brexit done See in context

Englisc Aspyrgend,

The EU is six times the UK's size so the pressure will be all on us. As for WTO, the rest of the world don't use this exclusively, it is a default framework for where no bilaterals exist, We already use WTO via the EU for US trade, for example.

But WTO does nothing good for us in the context of Europe. Since were are surrounded on all sides by the EU, we'd simply be declaring sanctions on ourselves.

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Posted in: Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to get Brexit done See in context

Resident.

 It will be be no different for us from 2020/2021 even if the UK had remained in the EU

Wrong. Schengen isn't the issue, since we've never been in Schengen. We will lose FoM - the automatic right to live and work in the EU without visas/permits.

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Posted in: 9-year-old boy sets record by passing college-level math test See in context

Impressive. Now, give him a logical reasoning test.

Maths is logical reasoning. He'd wipe the floor with you.

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Posted in: Singer Goo Hara’s death shines light on dark side of K-pop See in context

Tom

No dating allowed but she took her boyfriend to court for a sex tape?

Yes. she has a right to a private life no matter what these ridiculous contracts try to enforce.

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

Just to add to my comments above... If Japan needs immigration then they should help “onboard” suitable talent with support in learning language and culture.

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Posted in: Japan's new working visa acquired by only 219 foreigners in first 6 months See in context

Plenty of western skilled IT and tech workers would be interested in doing a working stint in their chosen profession (beyond working in English schools), but the barriers to entry are pretty big. Of course language is an issue (speech perhaps not so much, but writing definitely), but since many skilled jobs use some English there could be some scope for developing this whilst working. I guess it comes down to what Japan actually wants. Are they after people who may choose to build a future there or cheap migrants to do some temporary grunt-work?

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