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El inventor del grafeno, el Nobel Andre Geim dice que un Brexit sin acuerdo destruiría la ciencia del Reino Unido (eng)

(de un hamijo) Resumen de un informe del impacto de NoDeal brexit en UK

Sheep meat would face a tariff approaching 50%, bringing the viability of that sector into question.

RIP Welsh hill farmers.

Pharmaceutical industry representatives were clear in evidence to us that no deal is a leap into the unknown, but that it would likely harm the life sciences sector and increase risks to patient safety, affect the supply of medicines and could lead to price rises for the NHS.

RIP NHS.

It has been suggested that the UK could leave the EU without a deal and rely on Article XXIV of the GATT to maintain tariff-free trade with the EU in the absence of a negotiated agreement. Article XXIV is the GATT provision that allows for an interim agreement between two parties in anticipation of a free trade agreement or customs union. It requires an agreement between the two parties, a plan as to how the end state will be reached, and for this agreement to be notified to all parties to the WTO. By definition, leaving without a deal means there is no agreement. Article XXIV does not provide a means to mitigate the risks to EU-UK trade in the event of a no deal exit.

We all knew this, but here it is in black and white on House of Commons headed paper.

The EU has consistently maintained that the Withdrawal Agreement, including provisions for the settlement of the UK’s financial obligations, guarantees for citizens’ rights and provisions to ensure that there is no hard border on the island of Ireland, will not be re-opened and that, in a no deal scenario, discussion of future cooperation would require settlement of these three issues as a pre-cursor to any further negotiation. The UK would also risk a great deal of goodwill by pursuing a no deal exit

RIP No deal "clean break" bollocks.

-> publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmexeu/2560/2560.pdf

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