Post by R. Mark Clayton Post by tim... Post by pamela Post by R. Mark Clayton
Remember when Liam Fox boasted about how he would get free
trade deals with [the other] half the world?
Instead he is off to Washington DC to grovel and beg for the
UK to be left out of Trump's latest tariff hit on steel and
Why doesn't Liam Fox just let the EU negotiatate this with
because the EU has no cards to play here
Dunno - could tax anything American - 787's, iPhones etc.
The list of countermeasures is almost endless. Especially
discriminatory tariffs or barriers on US tech services such as
What is Britain planning to do? Perhaps launch a WTO complaint and
wait a few years to see what gets decided, while our steel companies
Post by R. Mark Clayton Post by tim... Post by pamela
The EU isn't frightened of what Donald Trump attempts but Liam Fox is.
Oh no he isn't
The EU will certainly be anxious about numpty trumpty's
impetuousness, which could severely damage important industries in
the EU (e.g. German stell and car producers).
Liam Fox should be worried about this too - we already had the
300% tax on Shorts' aircraft, which if the legals had been right
would have likely closed the factory.
The UK had no leverage over the US when it imposed 300% tariffs but
luckily the dispute got resolved for us. Our special relationship
didn't count for much.
Post by R. Mark Clayton
OTOH the reason Liam Fox should have his leather knee patches sown
on his brown trousers is that Trump slapping tariffs ON British
Steel, aircraft and other goods is the exact opposite of the free
and easy trading the UK would have with the rest of the world he
promises if it left the EU and makes him look like the total d**k
It's a tough world out there and it's getting tougher. Britain is
going to struggle. Where's all that extra cash to make us rich
going to come from as promised by Brexiteers from dealing with the
rest of the world?
The wheels are coming off the Brexit clown car