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Thread #165570   Message #3995012
Posted By: DMcG
03-Jun-19 - 02:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
As Shakespeare put it:
Thou marshall'st me the way that I was going;
And such an instrument I was to use.

It was ever the case that if a government does not want to give act in a certain way, it will look for reasons not to. The EU restrictions are not absolute, but they were a handy additional excuse for not helping the sorts of industries you refer to, Al. It was not really the case that the government was desperate to support such industries and the nasty EU prevented them.