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"gonna drag the EU down too": I don't know about that.

Apart from overstated UK budget rebates, contribution to EU trade balance with either EU or ROW, and overstated economic impact within UK attributable only to BREXIT jingoism, I wonder. I wonder, because GINI is one of those topics that have left the room for the election against HRM BoJo or the elusive 2nd referendum.

Love or detest GINI: GB is not the "engine" of EU prosperity, however you care to measure that. You are familiar with GINI figures, and Eurostat figures by nation-state have been nearly level for some decades. Which might or might not be and endorsement of endemic poverty across Europe, induced by "neoliberal" or "neocon" national parliaments' policies. It is however an indictment of grossly disproportionate income inequality--matching the most grossly overvalued currency on the planet--hoarded in Britain for generations. That is, UK will secede with "wealth" to be squandered by its gov, not EU gov and EU27.
The Scale of Economic Inequality in the UK

The UK has a wealth GINI coefficient of 73.2%.
The most compelling argument to present "commoners" in the UK is the real, humantiarian one which hardly anyone acknowledges: The EU membership mitigates abject poverty in the UK.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 29th, 2019 at 08:06:49 PM EST
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