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    [–] Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK stormforce7916 3 points ago in ukpolitics

    The only pyramid scheme is the state pension, which literally ceases to function without a steady stream of new tax payers coming in.

    [–] No ‘cherry-picking’ EU research programmes, Germans warn UK stormforce7916 2 points ago in ukpolitics

    Various politicians have made it quite clear they don't plan on paying the 'divorce settlement' in the event of a no deal, so losing access to EU research programs is one of the things we would lose (apart from our international credibility)

    [–] The UK Needs a Bold Competitive Strategy to Survive Brexit stormforce7916 1 points ago in ukpolitics

    The interesting thing is, I don't think Porter has any truck in all of this. He did a similar paper on competitiveness for the government a while back, so he's fairly balanced when he says that there are very much things the government needs to do differently, but that leaving the EU doesn't really affect any of those things. They could have done so anyway.

    What's perhaps especially important is that he rightly highlights that the remain camp took a negative approach to the campaign, pointing out the damage Brexit would cause. To do otherwise would have required them to own up to the various things they themselves have not done well enough whilst in government, which was never going to happen.

    [–] The UK Needs a Bold Competitive Strategy to Survive Brexit stormforce7916 1 points ago in ukpolitics

    This is based on the following paper by Michael Porter, arguably the biggest authority on competitiveness in the last 40 years.

    http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/pages/download.aspx?name=19-029.pdf