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Perhaps we should start prepping for a no-deal… just in case, says government

In the 'unlikely eventuality' that it happens, people should be ready, Brexit secretary says

The UK government will officially begin advising people on how to prep for leaving the EU without a deal - even though they still say it's an 'unlikely eventuality'.

What it means: No-deal Brexit means that the UK won't have any sort of special agreement with the European Union.

The EU and the UK are both members of the World Trade Organisation, which sets the rules for international trade between the vast majority of countries in the world. Base WTO rules essentially strip out any kind of incentives or protections for people on either side of a trade deal. Unless you have an agreement that overrides basic WTO rules, those are the ones you follow.

Through trade deals, countries can negotiate things like shared databases, reduces taxes on imports and exports, and support for certain industries important to both parties.

In this case, in the event of a no-deal, Brits are getting worried about losing access to the EU-wide crime database, about shortages of medicines and medical devices because of a change to rules around transporting these types of goods, and a lack of trade to sustain UK farms (if EU take their business elsewhere).

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  • RW

    Your right to a degree. You mentioned “the wandering Jew”.

    I elaborate that the Jewish people, historically have tended to migrate almost exclusively to locations that are economically and culturally vibrant already. I would speculate that Jews have thrived in these places and have often improved the bounds of their economies and knowledge base.

    You can also ask; how many massive entertainment conglomerates, Nobel winners or billionaires has Isreal developed? If Jews are so capable, why isn’t Tel Aviv the Rome of our time?

    Jews are successful because they value education, maintain a strong social cohesive, they actively monitor and have a good sense for Zeitgeist wherever they are and they carefully choose the places they settle and congregate themselves heavily in these choice locations.

    But most importantly (haulocaust increased the importance of this aspect), they actually designed their culture for success. They not only attend Harvard, they use what they learned to better the group as a whole. With as much, they studied intricate networking systems, adapted to it and in many cases improved upon them. (See how Japan acquired Aegis warships and made them better).

    Of course there is nothing wrong with any of this. It’s when you elaborately gain disproportionate power in any society where you would stand out, you must take care when attempting to make a society better (Civil Rights movement) and rewriting that society all together (mass immigration). Ask blacks in China, Mexico, Philippines or India how much opportunity they have? Go to businesses owned by their American diaspora and see how many blacks they hire. Go to Silicon Valley and see how many East or South Asian tech workers wish they could work with more black people. California might work as a state, but as a nation, I think your rolling the nuclear dice here. I hope we can succeed as a tolerant pluralistic superpower but at this stage in human societal development, it’s a pipe dream.

    And if Jews really are the icon for success, they would see that fundamental human successes happen over generations. Just look at the rest of the planet? Are we ready?