Free trade is the answer. I've said it before. The more protectionist you are, the more insular you are the more difficult it becomes to sustain a worthwhile economic effort.@ollie989898 , I don’t really know where you are coming from. You clearly are of the view that EU is a protection “racket”, and as you said a few posts back, US is also protectionist. Now if EU and USA are protectionist, what do you think China are? Impossibly protectionist!!
Now let’s take Japan? Wow, there’s protection in armour playing.
So all that being given, what’s the UK plan of attack. Free trade ...... up against most of the economic power blocks, all hell bent on protecting themselves.
If I was on the UK side, I’d be looking at my cards and realising that the deck has been fixed by the house .......
It's a very simple question of do you want a potential market the size of your own population or a chunk of 7 billion?
China can't fulfil all their needs domestically, why do you think they import so much stuff?