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Re: Poor Brexit outcomes

Post by Woodchopper » Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:31 am


Liz Truss has admitted that a UK-US trade deal, long seen as one of the biggest prizes of Brexit, is not on the horizon, as she arrived in New York on her first overseas trip as prime minister.

Brexit supporters insisted that the 2016 Leave vote would open the way for a free trade agreement with the US, which would dwarf trade deals with countries such as Australia or New Zealand.

But President Joe Biden has made it clear that such a deal was not a priority and on the flight from London to New York, Truss admitted it was not on the agenda.
https://www.ft.com/content/1b0e6267-d46 ... 2532a9abb9

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Re: Poor Brexit outcomes

Post by IvanV » Tue Sep 20, 2022 8:54 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 6:31 am
Liz Truss has admitted that a UK-US trade deal, long seen as one of the biggest prizes of Brexit, is not on the horizon, as she arrived in New York on her first overseas trip as prime minister.

Brexit supporters insisted that the 2016 Leave vote would open the way for a free trade agreement with the US, which would dwarf trade deals with countries such as Australia or New Zealand.
https://www.ft.com/content/1b0e6267-d46 ... 2532a9abb9
And respectable sources such as the FT always said that a major UK-US free trade deal was a fantasy. It was never going to be a priority for a Democratic administration, which would have difficulty getting it past its own party. And if Trump mentioned the availability of a very advantageous deal, it was obvious he was referring to the availability of a deal provided it was very advantageous to the US.

Unfortunately, electorates remain attracted by politicians whose lies are music to their ears, and rarely punishes politicians very much for non-delivery in relation to specific promises. Nor is the exposure of lies a successful political campaigning method.

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Re: Poor Brexit outcomes

Post by Woodchopper » Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:05 am

plodder wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:08 am
where I am saying that? I've always said that it'll gradually slide towards a load of fudges, and it looks like that's what's happening. read the article.
That is what's happened.

However, the UK is trying to force the issue with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. But now that Truss is in charge perhaps she'll just quietly drop it and return to perpetual fudge.

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Re: Poor Brexit outcomes

Post by plodder » Tue Sep 20, 2022 11:34 am

Woodchopper wrote:
Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:05 am
plodder wrote:
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:08 am
where I am saying that? I've always said that it'll gradually slide towards a load of fudges, and it looks like that's what's happening. read the article.
That is what's happened.

However, the UK is trying to force the issue with the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill. But now that Truss is in charge perhaps she'll just quietly drop it and return to perpetual fudge.
Both sides are heading in that direction IMO. It’ll rear it’s head now and again if anyone wants a good headline (from either side) and then it’ll get ignored again for a bit.

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