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The EP briefing even floats EU Most Favored Nation tariff premium (3.2%) to tease UK "future partnership" vision. This is such a low "cost of business (or smuggling)" benchmark to which I could only allude, when I pulled up WTO 2017 data in another, earlier eurotribe thread entertaining punishing, RETALIATORY! actions by the EU.

I believe, I predicted anything greater than 1% would induce "permanent insanity."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 04:17:47 PM EST
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< wipes tears >
re: World Tariff Profiles 2017 in "Sterling devaluation: Cause and effect"
Again. I think it prudent to examine tables in the WTO's 2017 publication in order to obtain at least a more accurate understanding of bound and applied rates in effect AND ratio of premia >15% (applied to scheduled G&S) by signatory.
EU's ratio is extremely low --AS IS "free trade" commitment-- by comparison to that which so-called developing nations impose on imports from any and all trade "partners". And you can bet that 0.4 summarizes trade sanctions imposed on NATO's "adversaries."
[...]
But whichever cost the other 99.6% bear is sufficient to tip the UK into a permanent state of insanity or piracy. As it is, no one can say if the gov't has prepared for any EU demand for reimbursement of the cost of inspection and compliance (abrogated by UK in its retarded position paper) on to the balance of charges on EU budget outstanding.

&tc

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 05:18:34 PM EST
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< wipes tears >

Are this tears of sadness or laughter?

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 05:21:39 PM EST
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as is the custom.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 05:40:53 PM EST
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I took them to signal sarcasm or contempt

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 7th, 2017 at 06:15:03 PM EST
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interesting.

What do you see?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 01:30:22 AM EST
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Donald Trump
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 03:15:31 AM EST
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a very special case

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 02:45:16 PM EST
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Someone hiding...and throwing up aggressive diversions

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Sep 8th, 2017 at 04:34:14 PM EST
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You are incorrigible, Frank "Special Case" Schnittger.
< sniff >
The correct locution is "micro-aggression."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 02:32:56 PM EST
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For the best articulation of "the special case", see here

Index of Frank's Diaries
by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 11th, 2017 at 11:27:56 PM EST
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That's surprisingly insightful.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Sep 12th, 2017 at 05:53:40 AM EST
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Thanks Frank. That (IMHO) is one of the best analyses of the English condition and its origins that I have read. One is tempted to quote several bits but I shall limit myself to

Things that nation-states do not like--ambiguity, contingency, multiplicity--would have to be lived with and perhaps even embraced. Irish people, for the most part, have come to terms with this necessity. The English, as the Brexit referendum suggested, have not.
by oldremainmer48 on Thu Sep 14th, 2017 at 10:12:52 AM EST
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alternativel,

You are incorrigible, Frank "Special Case" Schnittger.
< pick teeth, suck vigorously >
The correct locution is "micro-agression.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 02:40:16 PM EST
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It looks more like a nano-agression to me.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 02:59:41 PM EST
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The line between common courtesy and poor taste may not exist depending on to whom one address oneself.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 03:58:19 PM EST
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A shooter squatting, guns blazing?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 12:07:21 AM EST
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< squint >

(drove the crew at calculatedrisk mad)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 02:42:30 PM EST
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rather amusing, considering the medium by which so many communicate ... something ... relies on emojis, memes, likes, and up/down voting.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Sep 9th, 2017 at 02:50:33 PM EST
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Would Monsieur Le Chat like to tell us what he sees in it? ;)
Does 'squint' mean you have trouble seeing the shooter?
Seems horribly obvious to me but then that's why I need a lot of therapy!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Sep 10th, 2017 at 07:37:13 PM EST
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