Re: About Time
"Because they run a very large trade surplus with the UK, large parts of which would be threatened if they insisted on keeping those tariffs?"
On what planet? You do realise we get most of our electricity and gas from Europe? Quite a lot of our food too, because we are not self-sufficient. We sell them crap but we buy actually needed goods. If we leave without a deal, the price of those will go up and people will suffer. If we go elsewhere for them, the price will be even higher and people will suffer more. The only advantage we have is the financial services in London. Other than that, we have no leverage.
Brexiteers need to look at quality, rather than quantity, of arguments for and against. There is no good outcome from Brexit for the majority of people in the UK.