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The boat is being floated
5 11, 8:06am
The people who drives trade negotiations are far more like a lawyer than what you seam to think. Their job is to get the best deal for their country which is almost always at the expense of the other partner. A good trade deal relies on both sides pressuring eachother to a good compromise, not by being considerate of the other and offering a good deal. The UK cant really do this and that is not debatable.
Its also important to realize that just because you do not have restrictions does not mean you are more free. The UK is currently under EU regulations but it also secures allot of freedoms in trade. Freedoms that the UK cant match by itself. Unless the UK pulls something groundbreaking out of its ass such as the industrial revolution it will never reach the same economic access it has today.