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Old Mar 13th 2017, 6:48 am   #76
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Today is Commonwealth Day.

UK will host the Summit in 2018.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/c...th-summit-2018

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Today is Commonwealth Day.

UK will host the Summit in 2018.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/c...th-summit-2018

Theresa May---"Truly Global Britain".
The Commonwealth is little more than a remnant of past British colonialism.

Though being a former British colony is no longer a requirement of membership.
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Old Mar 13th 2017, 11:04 am   #78
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The Commonwealth felt abandoned in '73, 'Global' Britain will discover just how deeply.
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The Commonwealth is little more than a remnant of past British colonialism.

Though being a former British colony is no longer a requirement of membership.
If someone said that the EU was a remnant of WW2 what would your reply be! Your comment equally foolish.

Apart from other values, trade between the countries projected to be worth
$1 trillion by 2020.
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The Commonwealth felt abandoned in '73, 'Global' Britain will discover just how deeply.
I think Australia, New Zealand and Canada "felt abandoned", but recent reports seem to indicate that they are keen to increase trade, emotion doesn't always come into it!!
(The Commonwealth countries are individual, it is not a trading entity!!)
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If someone said that the EU was a remnant of WW2 what would your reply be!
My reply would be that remnant would be the wrong word in that example.

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Your comment equally foolish.
Your comment is equally foolish.

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Apart from other values, trade between the countries projected to be worth $1 trillion by 2020.
What's it worth now?

In this report, Import and Export,

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Commonwealth countries traded around US$4 trillion worth of goods in 2008, according to a study commissioned by the Royal Commonwealth Society
So a drop of US$3T in trade per year over a 12 year period will have happened it appears. And that's without factoring inflation, which would have increased the price/value of goods each year.
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1)My reply would be that remnant would be the wrong word in that example.

2)So a drop of US$3T in trade per year over a 12 year period will have happened it appears. And that's without factoring inflation, which would have increased the price/value of goods each year.
1) It was the wrong word in your example.

2) As the poster above pointed out trade between UK and Commonwealth changed when UK joined EEC/EU.

(Commonwealth membership is not just about trade.)
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I think Australia, New Zealand and Canada "felt abandoned", but recent reports seem to indicate that they are keen to increase trade, emotion doesn't always come into it!!
Quite so, and they are keen, to trade with the EU. Which was kind of my point, there won't be a great reservoir of nostalgic goodwill for 'Global Britain' to draw upon.
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Apart from other values, trade between the countries projected to be worth $1 trillion by 2020.
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In this report, Import and Export,

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So a drop of US$3T in trade per year over a 12 year period will have happened it appears. And that's without factoring inflation, which would have increased the price/value of goods each year.
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2) As the poster above pointed out trade between UK and Commonwealth changed when UK joined EEC/EU.
The UK joined the EEC in 1973.

We are discussing trade value between 2008 and 2020. What does joining the EEC in 1973 have to do with it?
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Old Mar 13th 2017, 11:46 am   #85
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The UK joined the EEC in 1973.

We are discussing trade value between 2008 and 2020. What does joining the EEC in 1973 have to do with it?
You are discussing trade between 2008 and 2020, I was just putting a link about next year's summit and answering the above poster about Australia and new Zealand.
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Quite so, and they are keen, to trade with the EU. Which was kind of my point, there won't be a great reservoir of nostalgic goodwill for 'Global Britain' to draw upon.
They are also keen to trade with UK post Brexit.
Unofficial talks going on with India since the referendum result known, although as mentioned in above posts EU is now trying to rekindle the failed deal negotiations with them.
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You are discussing trade between 2008 and 2020, I was just putting a link about next year's summit and answering the above poster about Australia and new Zealand.
Then learn to f-ing quote properly.

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They are also keen to trade with UK post Brexit.
Unofficial talks going on with India since the referendum result known, although as mentioned in above posts EU is now trying to rekindle the failed deal negotiations with them.
If the EU gets a deal with India before the UK does, the UK deal will be less attract to parts of India, but by then, the UK will be desperate to get any India deal they can.
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(Commonwealth membership is not just about trade.)
That sounds very ominous. Won't anyone start objecting to it soon or threatening to elect neo-nazis or something?
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Then learn to f-ing quote properly.

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I was not quoting your post, just pointing out my reply to OP.

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