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What I don't get is how Brexit is significantly different from "take the UK back to the economic setup of 1973." And if that is an even roughly valid approximation, then one would naturally look to the 1960s economy as the starting point for the 2020s economy.

And is not that a case of "national myths" of various sorts running headlong into economic reality?

by asdf on Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 at 05:24:45 PM EST
President Higgins wrote of "feigned amnesia". Yes, the UK has forgotten it was the "sick man of Europe" when it joined the EU in 1973 and its economy is even more de-industrialised than it was then, more dependent on integrated international supply chains,and more dependent on service industries which will now be largely denied access to EU markets. It will take a long time, and it is amazing how long myths can survive in the face of reality, but the longer this goes on, the greater damage to the UK economy and polity.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Feb 22nd, 2021 at 05:40:03 PM EST
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