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Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said:

"Another bitterly disappointing month reflects domestic and international market contraction. Most worrying of all though is the continued threat of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, something which has caused international investment to stall and cost UK operations hundreds of millions of pounds, money that would have better been spent in meeting the technological challenges facing the global industry.

A general election may ultimately provide some certainty, but does not yet remove the spectre of no deal which will continue to inhibit the UK industry’s prospects unless we can agree and implement a new, ambitious and permanent relationship that safeguards free and frictionless trade."

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Thanks Johnathon 

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Still the same few in here repeating their self-confirming beliefs I see.

Just had a quick look atthe IOM doc selectively quoted in #1773 above, and the very next section states

Irrespective of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the UK is the Island’s most important trading partner and the free movement of goods and people between the two is of utmost importance.
It is anticipated that the Customs and Excise Agreement between the Isle of Man and the UK would continue, although potentially modified in some way; the rights of Isle of Man residents to British citizenship would not be affected.

so no material effect predicted then, but just keep quoting the bits that reinforce your opinions, and ignore everything else.

See you in another few months Byebye

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...so no material effect predicted then...

The IOM Government explicitly warns that manufacturing, agricultural and fisheries products could be affected. Those are all important to the Island's economy.

and the very next section states

Irrespective of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the UK is the Island’s most important trading partner and the free movement of goods and people between the two is of utmost importance.
It is anticipated that the Customs and Excise Agreement between the Isle of Man and the UK would continue, although potentially modified in some way; the rights of Isle of Man residents to British citizenship would not be affected.

Selective quotation? That omits the last sentence of precisely that section:

Irrespective of the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the UK is the Island’s mostimportant trading partner and the free movement of goods and people between the two is of utmost importance.
It is anticipated that the Customs and Excise Agreement between the Isle of Man and the UK would continue, although potentially modified in some way; the rights of Isle of Man residents to British citizenship would not be affected. The rights, however, of those British citizens to live and work in the EU will be subject to negotiation.

(My emboldening.)

That's a big risk to the economy and a big loss of rights without a say, which is the point that Derek was making.

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"MPs use an exhaustive ballot and, after the first round of voting, the candidate with the fewest votes drops out and MPs keep voting until someone gets more than 50% of votes cast. This means in theory there could be up to five rounds of voting. But any candidate with less than 5% of votes cast also drops out, and in practice candidates who realise they are not going to win also tend to quit voluntarily. In 2009, when MPs last elected a Speaker, there were 10 candidates but only three rounds of voting. It would be surprising if it goes beyond that this time, and so the final result should come by around 6.30pm. But it could be nearer 5.30pm if the second round of voting settles the matter."

Interesting approach... could that be used with other issues where there are multiple options? ;-)

Jonathan

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Christopher Hope - The Telegraph

It’s war now!
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says Jacob Rees-Mogg “conceited and arrogant” for telling him to leave Brexit to the Tories. He adds: “There will be no Brexit without the Brexit Party.” Huge cheers from his candidates.

The all knew what they were voting for of course.

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wrong thread

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The Prime Minister correctly emphasises the importance of not introducing barriers to trade within the UK or between the UK and the EU.

Warning: Video, not safe if you're holding a hot drink or care about the future of our country.

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