Oh, look who is going down the pan when we leave the EU. GERMANY.

Graham Charles Lear
3 min readMar 7, 2019

ANGELA MERKEL’S 1.3 TRILLION REASONS TO BE NICE TO THE UK

Over the past 20 years, Germany has sold €1.3 TRILLION of goods to the UK

Last year alone, Germany’s trade surplus with the UK was equivalent to the ‘divorce bill’

Below is the information which Germany’s statistics agency Destatis has provided to the EU Commission, showing the extraordinary extent of Germany’s sales to the UK in the last 20 years. This is the latest information and it includes 2018. Over €1.3 TRILLION (over £1.1 trillion GBP) in German exports to the UK in the last 20 years

In 2018 alone, these German sales amounted to £70 billion

The Germans bought less than half this amount from British companies

Yet the UK is expected to pay over £39 billion to the EU, without even getting a trade deal?

The UK is a big market

Germany’s largest export market isn’t the UK — that’s the USA, just like it is for the UK — but the UK is nevertheless a massive customer for German businesses.

The UK bought over £70 billion (GBP) of goods from German companies in 2018. Sadly, the Germans have been less keen to buy from the UK. Last year they bought less than £32 billion in goods from British companies. That’s less than half as much as we bought from them.

The trade deficit in 2018 alone was £38.5 billion in Germany’s favour

That’s almost exactly what the EU is demanding from the UK as a ‘divorce settlement’

And that’s without getting a trade deal in return

In the last 20 years, Germany’s trade surplus with the UK has been a staggering €0.75 TRILLION Euros

While Remain MPs stand up in Parliament and rain down platitudes and vague statements about the benefits of EU membership, how many know the first thing about the facts and figures? I would say very few and those that do are keeping very quiet.

Sadly, with the Treasury being the high temple of Remoanerism in British Government, these Remainer MPs will not get any useful facts out of them. Well, in a sense they will because the Treasury’s mission under Philip Hammond is to present the worst possible forecasts of calamity, should the UK leave on WTO terms in 3 weeks’ time.

Remain MPs are constantly asking for “impact assessments” of Brexit, knowing full well that the Treasury has proved itself to be monumentally incompetent in providing all such estimates, since before the Referendum. They haven’t just been wrong, they have been wrong on a truly epic scale. In business, they would have been fired, but………… We don't seem to sack incompetent idiots in the civil service we promote them instead. Perhaps if we sacked them our UK would be a far better place.

The figures presented are facts, not forecasts. They come from the well-respected and official German government statistics agency, Destatis.

Those figures show just how much Germany has benefited from the UK being part of the EU for decades. More importantly, information like this is essential for all MPs so that they begin to understand that the UK has always been in a strong negotiating position with the EU. It also shows that when if we leave without a deal how much the German Economy will suffer.

Now wonder Germanys Merkel is pulling PM Mays strings, she knows the moment we leave Germany begins to go down the pan and PM May is far to dim to see what Merkel is doing.

The question every MP should be asking May no matter what political party they belong is what the hell are you looking after Germany's economy FOR? You are British, not German. In fact its a question that should be asked to every Remain MP.

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Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.