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Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:47 AM

Has Trump just dropped the UK in it ?




My understanding is that it is illegal for the UK to negotiate their own trade agreements while a member of the EU (collective negotiation).

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Reply Has Trump just dropped the UK in it ? (Original post)
OnDoutside Jul 2017 OP
Iliyah Jul 2017 #1
Ezior Jul 2017 #2
OnDoutside Jul 2017 #4
leftstreet Jul 2017 #3
Weekend Warrior Jul 2017 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Jul 2017 #6
enough Jul 2017 #7
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2017 #8
OnDoutside Jul 2017 #9

Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:50 AM

1. This child is freaking out. Mueller must be getting

close to something.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:51 AM

2. If true, the UK is in trouble...

they are in a very difficult position for Brexit negotiations already. Not sure how violating EU rules might help them get a better Brexit deal. If true, this might even guarantee a "hard brexit" where the EU kicks them out without a deal.

Of course, Trump is probably just making this up.

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Response to Ezior (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:52 AM

4. They wouldn't have wanted this leaking out for sure.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:51 AM

3. Oh my goodness

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:55 AM

5. His twitter feed perfectly highlights the concept of....

 

The Emperor Has No Clothes.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 11:58 AM

6. My guess is that he's just making shit up again.

Even if he doesn't understand the rules of the EU, and that Britain can't negotiate its own trade deals while still a member, Teresa May and whoever else handles these things for Britain do know that. There may have been preliminary discussions about selling Spode teacups to the White House for state dinners in exchange for a McDonald's franchise next to Buckingham Palace or something, but there's no big deal in the works. Believe me. MAGA.

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:00 PM

7. It just a lie. NT

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Response to OnDoutside (Original post)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 12:50 PM

8. There can be unofficial talks. Any formal agreement has to wait until the UK leaves the EU

and it would be incredibly stupid to fix on anything until the status of the UK and the EU is determined.

There was a bit on BBC radio this lunchtime about importing American meat which has lower standards (eg allowing hormones and chlorine washing of dubious meat) than the EU allows.

The other strand of the political manoeuvring – the post-Brexit trade landscape – was played out in Washington, where the international trade secretary, Liam Fox, hoped to trumpet news of initial talks on a future UK-US trade deal.

Instead, a clearly irritated Fox saw the narrative somewhat derailed by questions about chlorine-washed chicken, part of concerns that the trade deal with America could lead to imports of food with lower safety standards.

While Fox complained the UK media were “obsessed” with the chicken issue, for others it highlights the compromises the country might need to make to shore up the economy after leaving the EU.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/brexit-weekly-briefing-foxs-trade-narrative-derailed-by-chlorinated-chicken

Fox is an arselicker of all things American, and putting him in charge of international trade was one of May's first bad decisions. He'd gladly eat chlorine-washed chicken with a rusty brown spoon, if it came from the USA.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 25, 2017, 01:02 PM

9. Thanks, well in that case it would be years off, the British are already talking about a lead in

period.

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