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In an ideal world this would be a highly mutually beneficial trade arrangement. But where and when have trade arrangements ever been other than the masks for power arrangements? But still, the benefits to African host companies could well exceed the drawbacks, especially if the interests of the average citizen of the African country involved are given some weight. Local elites always benefit - unless they oppose and are overthrown for so doing. England has form, Ireland less so.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:29:59 AM EST
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