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President Trump and PM Johnson Structuring Trade Deal to Commence November 1st

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by NightHawkeye, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. NightHawkeye

    NightHawkeye Work-in-progress Supporter

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    Brilliant – President Trump and PM Johnson Structuring Trade Deal to Commence November 1st…

    U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are walking their respective trade teams through a process to deliver a U.S-U.K trade deal on the day after a no-deal Brexit is scheduled to happen October 31st.
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    This strategic approach, a deal that delivers both the Brexit result and the economic stability to offset any Brexit downside concerns, was the original idea that President Trump proposed to Theresa May two years ago
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  2. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

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    Yes we are quite aware that we about to be royally screwed by a bad trade deal. Sorry I know as an American you are over the moon at the opportunity to asset strip the Uk. Remember it’s ‘America First’ and the UK is tin the worst possible negotiating position. If you think this is a good deal for the UK, I know a Nigerian prince who really needs help collecting his inheritance.

    I do find it funny that the leavers talk about sovereignty, as part of the trade deal will see a non elected group of lawyers imposing billions of pounds of fines if the UK parliament dares try and improve employee/environmental regulations(which will be dramatically slashed as part of the deal).
     
  3. wing2000

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    From the embedded AP article:

    During a visit to London, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton discussed with British trade minister Liz Truss the possibility of the two countries’ leaders signing a road map declaration toward a trade deal.

    That could take place at this month’s G7 summit meeting in France, the official said.

    Any such trade agreement would require Congressional approval.

    And there other areas that would need to be addressed:
    Agriculture isn’t the only potential stumbling block: Privacy and data flows (the U.S. has a more liberal approach to data privacy than Britain, which operatesunder the EU’s more stringent GDPR standard); digital taxes (the U.S. opposesa proposed measure that would see a 2 percent tax on American tech firms’ U.K. revenue); and drug pricing (the Trump administration has long been critical of how Britain’s National Health Service assesses the price of medicines) are all areas of disagreement.

    London’s Falling, and a U.S. Trade Deal Won’t Save It
     
  4. NightHawkeye

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    Just to clarify, the embedded article was Reuters, not AP ... so quoting from it is OK.
     
  5. All Englands Skies

    All Englands Skies Love Conquers all.

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    Which capitalist dog is the better choice chewing you up, the EU or the USA...…..
     
  6. NightHawkeye

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    One is offering you preferred trading status, the other is attempting to micromanage your economy, immigration, and government.

    Which do you prefer?
     
  7. Tanj

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    I predict this is going to to hurt the UK in ways you haven't even had nightmares about.
     
  8. Nithavela

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    They pre-joined the coalition of the willing against Iran, so I guess that might be a form of reward.

    But don't fool yourself into thinking you get "preferred trading status". They'll bend you over the table and then use your exploitation to score points with their demographic.
     
  9. Tom Farebrother

    Tom Farebrother Optimistic sceptic Supporter

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    ‘offset any Brexit downside concerns’

    Lewis Carroll couldn’t have come up with a better slice of craziness. Maybe there really are multiple dimensions, places where pigs have wings and Paul McCartney’s solo career was awesome.
     
  10. Goonie

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    Bad analogy. We are already 'chewed' by the EU, now is it really a good idea to sign up with a bigger dog with sharper teeth.
     
  11. LionL

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    Thankfully, as soon as Parliament returns Boris will be ousted with a vote of no confidence. Then we can stop Brexit, seeing as the view amongst the electorate has changed and a majority now want to remain in the EU.
     
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  12. Goonie

    Goonie Not so Mystic Mog. Supporter

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    Sadly for that to happen would require mps to form a workable coalition, not going to happen. More likely Boris will call a general election and we will see a Tory brexit party pact. There is not enough time to stop brexit.
     
  13. LionL

    LionL Believer in God, doubter of religion

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    If Corbyn insists on being PM in a temporary govt I fear you are correct. We need a cross-party govt of Liberals, Labour, SNP, Plaid and moderate Tories.

    If Corbyn puts aside his pride, our country can be saved from this madness
     
  14. Nithavela

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    I love how you guys are busily pumping the breaks while the car is falling down the cliffside. Keep at it!
     
  15. Tom Farebrother

    Tom Farebrother Optimistic sceptic Supporter

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    E.U. - protection for workers, decent holidays, food quality standards, education and health care for all.

    US - bleached chicken, working with few holidays and fewer rights to concentrate the wealth in the hands of fewer and fewer people. Don’t get sick - you can’t afford it.
     
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  16. Tom Farebrother

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    There’s still a chance he might be able to push through a no-deal. Boris is all about personal ambition, he wants to go down in history as a forceful leader. Once he gets sick of playing out the fantasy someone else can try and clean up the mess, whatever happens it’s not going to make any difference to Boris and the like.
     
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