Donald Trump:UK's losing anchor round its ankle.Shouldn't UK be pushing EU trade more than US trade?Boris told Tusk if no deal,then no £38B?
Is that a good way to get the EU on side?
Also, completely 'stupid' of Boris, to say if no deal then Tusk, you and EU are responsible for that. Agree, or not?
- MordentLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
That isn't the point. Those in government don't care about the UK - they care about making money. Obliterating a formerly triple A economy will be an absolute goldmine - there will be ridiculous amounts of UK assets to be bought at rock-bottom prices (the NFU predicts 25% of farms will go out of business in one year - that's millions of acres up for grabs), UK companies to be shorted and foreign companies that will buy up formerly UK run essential services (such as the NHS) to be invested in.
It's not about trade, it's not about red tape and it's not about 'taking back control'. It's about making rich people richer.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Of course we'd be pushing it harder. The UK wants an EU single market access, not just full membership. And the EU27 should also give the UK more certainty to get EU access. But those points are not particularly controversial, nor do the issues of free movement and EU regulation pose the biggest concerns for a Brexit at this stage.
- PLv 79 months ago
The only thing that bothers me about this is that it's Trump saying it
Don't assume all trade with the EU will stop if we leave, it won't.
- frombrumLv 79 months ago
Perhaps Trump Will offer to buy the UK next