Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf
Britain holds most of the cards in the upcoming negotiations. Remember they need us - with our booming economy and London and our military - more than we need them.
Neighbours. Is that our same neighbours who, when they aren't trying to invade us, are sending their fishing fleets into what used to be British waters so they can steal all our fish and decimate our once-mighty fishing fleet whilst demanding we pay them billions of pounds every year to fund their inefficient farmers and to plant olive groves?
Antarctica has 70% of the world's fresh water, but I'm not expexting that to become an economic behemoth anytime soon.
Britain has traditionally been an outward-looking, global nation, partaking in global trade, unlike our more inward-looking neighbours.
Ideally, you trade with everyone. But when push comes to shove, why would you sacrifice the local advantage of low transportation costs for trade with far-flung lands where transportation costs will naturally be higher?
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn
You will be all alone, afterward. Why should any of us beat a path to your door to trade with you? What is in it for us?
Canada should unilaterally drop tariffs against all countries. Of course tariffs are pretty low worldwide anyway so small benefit there, but a small benefit is still a benefit.
Make Canada a visa-free zone too. This would attract more tourism and talent.
Then let the UK do what it wants. If it raises tariffs against Canada, we will simply compete where tariffs are ineffective like in tourism for example. Unless the UK intends to charge a tax to anyone who dares leave the UK for travel?