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As I understand it, it's because if we haven't formally left then we're still fully fledged members. Which means that the EU parliament sets aside seats for the UK deleration, even if no representatives are sent.

this means that there are cost implications for decisions made for the entirety of that particular parliament which the UK is liable for; in addition to the very same costs we are already liable for.

Even if we walk away with no deal, the first trade deal the UK attempts with europe will come with a "plus £39 billion" attached. And that fgure climbs as we remain

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Jan 17th, 2019 at 08:57:55 PM EST
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Costs and benefits.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2019 at 12:17:49 PM EST
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A fun thing I came across lately is that the UK government has a perverse incentive on EU funding: grants to the UK are sort of offset against payments, so that if the EU sends money to help develop abandoned Welsh  mining communities or whatever it means the rebate is reduced.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 18th, 2019 at 12:33:53 PM EST
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