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Please can someone tell me the upsides of Brexit

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CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:11:40

Apparently Dominic Raab has said there are many upsides of Brexit. The article in the Guardian that I read this in gave no details of what Raab (presumably) went on to say those upsides were.

Please can someone explain them to me?

Link to article here for what it's worth:

Raab says Brexit will bring 'huge series of upsides' for UK trade

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CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:13:43

Sorry that this seems like I am asking others to do my research for me but I really have been searching for upsides pf Brexit since 2016 and have found none so far.

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CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:14:10

Of not of, sorry

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lovelyupnorth Thu 08-Aug-19 21:15:10

Not found any yet.

CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:15:29

Oh, fgs

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timshelthechoice Thu 08-Aug-19 21:16:09


Screamqueenz Thu 08-Aug-19 21:16:42

Apparently rainbows and unicorns.
Oh, and a reunification of the island of Ireland, because that's not a hugely contentious issue. angry

KennDodd Thu 08-Aug-19 21:17:28

Death of the Tory party? They're fucked (as are we) whichever way this goes. If they don't deliver the hardest possible crash out Brexit they will never be forgiven. If they do deliver the hardest possible crash out Brexit they will never be forgiven.

CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:19:18

Sorry @lovelyupnorth. Fgs was at my own typing, not you.

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RedCowboyBoots Thu 08-Aug-19 21:19:30

hunts for question mark sign

Da duh duh da da da... Nobody knows

CleopatrasMum Thu 08-Aug-19 21:21:18

@Screamqueenz yes, reunification. It is like the Tories/Brexiteers never read a newspaper pre- 1997.

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rosie39forever Thu 08-Aug-19 21:22:45

I've been asking the same question for 3 years and not one brexiteer's been able to give me a positive answer that is just sound bites and slogans .

MidnightAtTheOasis Thu 08-Aug-19 21:23:05

As I understand it two of the major advantages for the government are the ability to nationalise privately owned utilities without paying market value and to subsidise/bribe unprofitable manufacturing industry without falling foul of European competition law. I’d be slightly surprised if that’s what Raab means though. I suspect he may mean the ability to “offer more competitive terms to international business” - ie compete in a race to the bottom for corporation tax and regulations.

bellinisurge Thu 08-Aug-19 21:28:38

Funny how the usual suspects haven't piled on yet to tell you @CleopatrasMum . To quote TheElementsSong, I imagine it's because Reasons.

Cyclemad222 Thu 08-Aug-19 21:30:34

Finally closing the door for once and for all on British imperialism?

People have delusions about our place in the world, it's about to be rammed home pretty clearly that things have changed.

Screamqueenz Thu 08-Aug-19 21:33:28

Ken Dodd wins! That's the only positive

eyeswideshit Thu 08-Aug-19 21:34:11

The only positive is looking forward to is saying 'I told you so.' Yes, I am childish.

LatteLove Thu 08-Aug-19 21:38:02

Getting our country back (where from, I have no idea)
Blue passports (so we can stand for hours in immigration staring at the pretty colour instead of skipping merrily through the blue channel).
£350m a week to the NHS (oops)

LtGreggs Thu 08-Aug-19 21:42:41

My leaver friend argues: reduced migration from EU leaves more space for increased migration from rest of world, and this is fairer for people in rest of world. That was reason enough for her to vote leave. She also is slightly swayed by the idea of their being too much distance between UK voter and European Parliament - things decided far away with your voice diluted.

(I am reporting this, not agreeing with it.)

LtGreggs Thu 08-Aug-19 21:43:30

Apols - their/there

namechangedforthis19 Thu 08-Aug-19 21:51:09

Jack shit. Nothing. Nada. It's an unfurling shit show of epic proportions.

YeOldeTrout Thu 08-Aug-19 21:58:16

Johnson has ditched the < 100k immigration target, right? So that's a good thing.

The rearranging of deck chairs on the Titanic is quite a merry game to watch for us political anoraks.

wherearemychickens Thu 08-Aug-19 22:37:01

I think there's potential for ecological benefits in agriculture - the Common Agricultural Policy with its rules on set aside, etc. doesn't do much for wildlife/nature. And actually Gove was heading in the right direction on this whilst at DEFRA. Losing a lot of sheep in Wales and cows in NI /if/ it led to rewilding would be good, but if that happens as the result of thousands of farmers losing their livelihoods, it's a pretty dreadful way to get there, and there's absolutely no guarantee that this far right shower of shits wouldn't just prep the ground for disaster capitalists/their buddies to come in and buy up the land to play on.

wherearemychickens Thu 08-Aug-19 22:39:03

That's the main actual potential positive I've been able to find though - reform of the CAP.

ssd Thu 08-Aug-19 22:42:17

The only upside I've seen so far is that posters have discovered the 🇬🇧 at the end of posts, it must be nice for them to discover a new emoji.

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