So in your scenario we are better off after a few years. And then you ask how that is good for anyone? I think I will refer you to what you just said and hey presto we are better off out.
No, in my scenario we are worse off for AT LEAST a few years. If this has affected our growth during this time, which it will, then the repercussions last at least until our growth offsets the reduction in growth over those few years. Any improvements after that, which I again stress may or may not happen, are playing catch up. If the improvements you predict don't happen (or take even longer to happen), we are worse off for even longer.
"and forcing there to be an external EU border between RoI and NI"
And that is the EU's problem. Ireland doesnt want a border. UK doesnt want a border. If the EU wants one they can do it. Not our problem.
Ireland wants to remain a part of the EU, and the EU has rules to control it's external border. This has never been an issue, because the UK was part of the EU. However, now the UK want's to leave the EU, so the external border becomes one between NI and RoI. How is it not our problem? We are causing it! The EU doesn't want a border between the UK and the rest of the EU, but we are insisting on it and then saying "Except that bit, we don't want one there, we never meant that bit" (a common theme throughout Brexit negotiation so far).
Are you telling us what we wanted or interpreting the worst you can think of or what?
I'm not telling you what you think, nor interpretting the worst I can. I am following a logical path:
- A main part of the campaign to leave was removing freedom of movement.
- Freedom of movement exists between NI and the rest of the UK.
- Freedom of movement exists between RoI and the rest of the EU.
- Therefore if freedom of movement exists between RoI and NI, it exists between UK and EU.
Btw can you use a single comment to reply instead of multiple for the same thread. It wouldnt be fair for us to spam the boards.
I was replying to individual comments, of which there are a lot. You could have done the same, but decided to reply to each of the comments I made separately...