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Old 6th Aug 2019, 22:55
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Jack D
 
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[QUOTE=pax britanica;10538037]Points to ponder

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

Hmmm ... would this be the same Larry Summers that lost Harvard University $ 1.8 billion with his wonderful investment strategy ? Shouldn’t take him very seriously if I were you , he’d give Gordon Brown a run for his money as an economic advisor
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