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#BrexitConcerns about the impact of Brexit on developing nations as they lose access to a range of EU agreements (GSP, EBA, EPAs) allowing vulnerable developing countries to pay fewer or no duties on their exports, and import duties are once again imposed
die-gdi.de/briefing-paper…
"findings show that losing these preferences together with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU may cause EBA countries’ GDPs to fall by -0.01% to -1.08%."
Simulations also indicate that the highest losses will occur in Cambodia & Malawi, where dependence on the UK market is strong
Brexit may cause the number of those living in extreme poverty (PPP $1.90 a day) to rise by nearly 1.7M in all EBA countries. These are conservative estimates of Brexit’s negative impacts"
Also uncertainty, depreciation of sterling, reduced aid spending, remittances & investments
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#BrexitIsPersonal
I've spent the last 2.5 years in a horrible place and no, I'm not talking about Birmingham - in fact, I love where I live, in the place many seem to fear most, a truly multicultural neighbourhood, it's part of why I fight so hard.
#SaveBrum
We voted Remain btw
When the referendum came I wasn't paying attention to the world, I was just hanging out with my 3yo child, who was going to start school that autumn.
It was our last Spring of hanging out together.
I read around all the arguments for Leave but in my view the EU is not our enemy
In fact, my experience of the EU has been very positive as previously I worked in Home & Child Safety promotion and before that set up a small business in event services with the help of EU regional development funds.
Plus I have lived in Germany, my friends & family are European
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The 6th list of #Brexitconcerns is building up here: twitter.com/i/moments/1046…

1-5 are linked to at the top of this thread
That thread I made from the IFS report about the impact of Brexit on employment is here:
ICYMI (many did) here's the parliamentary debate on 11th December 2017 on why we should hold a 2nd ref on Brexit which had many MPs speaking sense, incl.
@CarolineLucas & @susanelanjones

#PeoplesVote #FinalSay
Transcript: hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2017-1…
Video: parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/3e…
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Another important question about the Leave Campaign's funding:
The truth about Brexit, big sugar and the bad boys from Belize is also worth investigating.
(h/t @Otto_English)
thepinprick.com/2017/12/11/day…
And then there's the huge amount of very worrying evidence that the actual electoral registration process was compromised, and the involvement of a company with a director who was a Vote Leave campaigner in the processing of our votes
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#BrexitConcerns from the ONS about a worrying disparity in our trade statistics.

"in 2016, Britain recorded imports of services from seven countries of £68bn: but those countries registered total exports to the UK of £140bn"
ft.com/content/9f1d7a…
Seems there is even more at stake than we realised.

Brexit is a bad decision.
I haven't a clue why the colours on that pic are inverted.
Here it is.
Just another huge reason to #LookB4WeLeave

#FinalSay #FinalSayForAll
#ProjectFear #BrexitReality
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Big #BrexitConcerns about the 5 serious potential threats to the availability and affordability of food in the United Kingdom after Brexit.
I realise you may not have access so I requested permission from one of the authors to tell you about it. (thread)
academic.oup.com/jpubhealth/adv…
"A new report from the House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee indicates that food prices, trade & jobs, and food flows across borders -especially in Ireland- look set to be altered and, at worst disrupted, with potentially important implications for health"
Until '54 food was rationed and, during WW2 UK faced serious risk of 2/3 of its food supply being cut off. Today it still imports heavily, mostly from EU. Growth of foodbanks in the UK is a reminder of how precarious the situation is now for some of the most vulnerable in society
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