On Sat, 9 Sep 2017 10:36:43 +0100
Post by James Harris
What does the EU want from Brexit?
I haven't listened to it yet but someone summed it up as: EU wants
good trade deal with UK - but integrity of Single Market is by far
more important to EU.
Remember that the interests of the EU, that is, the officials and
employees of the EU itself, and the interests of the people of the EU
member states may not coincide often, or possibly at all.
BMW, Mercedes, Renault etc. and their employees want the UK to continue
as a large market, preferably without too much cost being added by
governments to their products. The EU wants as much money out of UK
taxpayers, with nothing offered in return for that money, as possible,
and doesn't give a damn about trade if they're not raking in a tariff
off of it.
The question is: how hard can BMW et al. lean on the EU?