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New Zealand has our backs..

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Spinflight Wed 29-Jun-16 20:48:43

I found this really heart warming..

It's good to have mates.

Only New Zealand wine for me from now on. smile

scaryteacher Wed 29-Jun-16 21:50:22

I'm off to buy a bottle tomorrow and NZ apples instead of the Belgian/French ones we get here (am near Brussels).

girlinacoma Wed 29-Jun-16 21:59:00

and Ghana, South Korea, Australia, the US, India, Iceland and Germany (yes Germany).


Spinflight Wed 29-Jun-16 21:59:15

Wairau Cove pinot noir from Tescos is excellent...

dontcallmelen Wed 29-Jun-16 22:15:36

That's very nice of them, didn't we dump all over them when we joined the European Union? Apologies if this is wrong, a sort of half remembered memory.

Winterbiscuit Wed 29-Jun-16 22:16:07

Fantastic! Thank you New Zealand! flowerssmile

Elizabethreallyismissing Wed 29-Jun-16 22:17:49

Yah thank you! flowers

hedgehogsarecute Wed 29-Jun-16 22:20:42

dontcall yes well recollected, we did dump all over them when joining the EU. Could have bankrupted them.

StrawberrytallCake Wed 29-Jun-16 22:21:53

NZ Sauvignon blanc for me this weekend wine

Spinflight Wed 29-Jun-16 22:53:15

We did have an eye to their interests and made sure there was provision for New Zealand lamb and butter.

Was still a betrayal in my opinion though a slightly tempered one.

Winterbiscuit Wed 29-Jun-16 23:15:54

They're being open, forgiving, generous, positive and polite. That's absolutely the sort of country we should be working with.

Elizabeth09 Wed 29-Jun-16 23:19:54

Australia has done the same thing. smile

purits Wed 29-Jun-16 23:25:32

didn't we dump all over them when we joined the European Union?

We were made to dump them because the EU said so. Can we sue the EU for coercive control?

Thank you, New Zealand.
<Gets the pompoms out for our real friends>

Winterbiscuit Wed 29-Jun-16 23:27:01

Thank you Australia smileflowers

Chris1234567890 Wed 29-Jun-16 23:38:09

That is fantastic OP. What a gesture! Thank you NZ.. (Dont think theyll see that, Ill send a card tomorrow) smile

Chris1234567890 Wed 29-Jun-16 23:40:56

And Australia????? Thank you thank you thank you. (2 cards tomorrow)

STIDW Wed 29-Jun-16 23:56:15

That's very nice of them, didn't we dump all over them when we joined the European Union?

Not quite. In 1960 we were a founding member of EFTA so we could trade with Commonwealth counties. Unfortunately they wanted access to our markets but weren't so keen about the UK having access to their markets. EFTA wasn't enough, our economy went further into decline & we left to join the EEC.

STIDW Wed 29-Jun-16 23:58:00


Just5minswithDacre Thu 30-Jun-16 01:42:58

Good old NZ smile

lljkk Thu 30-Jun-16 13:43:38

Wow, 2 countries half a world away with combined population of 28 million want to make trade deals with us. Gee, be still my beating heart.

Just5minswithDacre Thu 30-Jun-16 14:30:47

Read it again ljkk grin

GlassBrexiteer Thu 30-Jun-16 14:54:03

thats great, people like us!
they dont think we're idiots who've committed economic suicide, they want to reach out and help us to move forward
because if everyone can find a way to negotiate and co operate then everyone wins

trading isnt just about physical goods it's also about ideas, expertise and innovations

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