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Old 6th Aug 2019, 11:58
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pax britanica
 
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Trade

Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab will begin a tour of North America on Tuesday as part of a bid to "fire up" the UK's trade relationships with countries outside the EU.

Mr Raab said the foreign ministers he saw at a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Thailand last week expressed a "consistent warmth" for the UK and a "desire to work more closely with us". (fire and warmth- odd words to use, I am sure ASEAN are happy to do a trade deal with a desperate Britain lead by a desperate government -that probably accounts for the warmth ) And does Mr Rabb know where Mexico is as he seems to have severe orientation issues closer to home

However, the former US treasury secretary, Larry Summers, said the UK was "delusional" if it believed it could secure a post-Brexit trade deal with Washington.
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Britain has no leverage, Britain is desperate... it needs an agreement very soon. When you have a desperate partner, that's when you strike the hardest bargain."

So while all Brexit supporters are not stupid, though a great many are those in power clearly are -who in their right mind would declare to the world -we are leaving on 31 October whatever giving away any negotiation leverage we may have on trade with the rest of the world the targets two nations of which USA and China respect only power and leverage. And as for the general health of the economy tell that to the 4000 Tesco staff getting laid off today or the thousands of (American owned) ASDA staff who have been given a choice of signing new downgraded contracts or get sacked

And as for the car, industry cars are assembled in countries they are not built their the parts come from all over the place and yes corporations close plants that are the most expensive but not if those places happen to be in Germany France or Japan where most the relevant companies are head quartered

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