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The mood amongst EU leaders is to bite the apple of a hard Brexit and move on into WTO ruled trade. Businesses will fall into a legal jungle on contracts for deals and trade already made. The large corporations will have their contingency plans in place, the smaller businesses will have a costly problem for repairs and expensive advisors.
The world is already in turmoil with the twitter presidency in the White House. Trump, his administration and U.S. Congress will primarily look at sanctioning Western European business due to investments in the Nordstream 2 pipeline. And let's not forget the scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal and Congress looking to sanction any foreign company involved in trade or commercial ties.
○ US Ambassador Richard Grenell threatens German firms over Russian pipeline
○ Low-cost airline Norwegian Air has a 737MAX passenger plane grounded in Shiraz for weeks
... U.S. sanctions prevent replacement parts being sent to fix it. Europeans are getting tired of nationalist MeFirst! ideology when the EU is based on multicultural and multilateral policy. In the long-run it's not a manner to handle any international issue. After 9/11 and the George Bush catastrophe, the law of the jungle has been put in place. Flouting International law and treaties, and forcing a strand of pure capitalism even after the banks were rescued with a cost for mainstreet, hard working people.
A no-deal BrExit in the offing ... extension of Art. 50 needs unanimity of the 27 member states of the EU.
Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
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