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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SirGalahad, 29 Jan 2019.

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  1. SirGalahad

    SirGalahad

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    https://www.theguardian.com/politic...-nhs-covered-health-care-under-no-deal-brexit

    UK government suggests pensioners in countries such as Spain and France read up on the state health care system


    It could also add to the burden on the NHS if pensioners believe they have no option but to return to the UK as the government has previously admitted it is cheaper to pay Spain and France to look after Britons’ medical bills than have them fly home.

    Currently pensioners can get health care treatment reimbursed by the NHS under an EU-wide body of reciprocal arrangements.

    Who would have thought that?
     
  2. ban-all-sheds

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    If there were another referendum would all those ex-pats be able to undemocratically vote in it, or is this another broken Tory promise?
     
  3. JohnD

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    I'm sure some of the anti-EU Brexers will tell you that the "no deal" they long for doesn't mean there won't be deals for health, pensions, Sanatogen imports etc. They probably think that "no deal" means there will still be deals for imports and exports, too.
     
  4. Judy in the sky

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    Ahh, no deal would mean the end of EU tariffs on goods imported from outside the EU though Can you guess how much these tariffs cost not just us but every other member country of the EU ? (you can start with Lamb, sugar and fruit imported from non EU countries for starters)
     
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    Jeez,,,you remainiacs talk some crap
     
  6. ban-all-sheds

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    And the end of UK farming.


    Where do you think the money raised by tariffs goes?
     
  7. JohnD

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    That's interesting, so you're one of the Brexers who advocates dropping all tariffs for every country in the world.

    When every country in the world can export tariff-free to us, can you think of any reason they would want to set up a trade deal with us, allowing us to export to them, tariff free or on advantageous terms?
     
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    And replace those waning EU tariffs with more punitive WTO tariffs :rolleyes:

    Meanwhile the EU is racing ahead with free trade deals with much of the rest of the world, including producers of the goods you mention!
     
  9. SirGalahad

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    Our biggest import of sheep meat is from NZ who haven't met their EU import quota for a while so it comes in tariff free.
     
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    It will never happen, we would then chop the EU health tourists entering the UK for treatment.
     
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    EU Health tourists? You have number or more made up stuff. By the way for EU members the NHS can bill their country for payment.

    (y)
     
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    It is a reciprocal arrangement, no charge involved at present..
     
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    Tell me elly, what's the WTO tariff on sugar? (and then tell me the EU tariff on sugar) Punitive indeed.
     
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    Go on tell us. Whats the EU tariff and what countries have quotas?
     
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