Friday, 27 January 2017

Does Brexit mean UK becoming a client state of the USA?

I have in this log argued that although I backed REMAIN and still think that Brexit was a great error I couldn't argue against  the "Will of the People " and we should accept the Referendum result.
This did not mean we should accept  that the way it was implemented but we had no choice to accept the democratic vote/
However I was basing this argument before it became cleat that the price of Brexit will be to make the UK  a subservient state of the USA under the Presidency of the USA  under a Quasi- Fascist Donald Trump who appears to think that only his agenda will be on the table when meeting fellow world leaders.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with US President Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump's plan to build a wall on the border.
"This morning we have informed the White House that I will not attend the meeting scheduled for next Tuesday with the POTUS," Peña Nieto tweeted.
    Earlier Thursday morning, Trump had tweeted that it would be better to skip the meeting if Peña Nieto continued to insist Mexico would not pay for the wall -- something the Mexican leader had said as recently as Wednesday evening.
    "If Mexico is unwilling to pay for the badly needed wall, then it would be better to cancel the upcoming meeting," Trump tweeted and in an earlier tweet he noted the US's trade deficit with Mexico and what he said were the American job losses caused by NAFTA.
    So when British Prime Minister makes her first visit to the US under the Trump presidency in the hope that she can get some kind of Trade deal thet is better than any current one with the EU I doubt very much if she has  any cards to deal with and any deal will be far worse than the one we currently have with the EU. Where at least we have some say.
    Indeed Theresa May has left the door open for the greater involvement of US corporations in British healthcare as she arrives in America to lay the groundwork for a future trade deal.
    Ms May would only say that she was committed to a health service that is free at the point of delivery, but made no comment on whether the NHS would be off the table in any future talks.
    Asked whether health services might form a part of a potential deal, she said:
     “We're at the start of the process of talking about a trade deal. We're both very clear that we want a trade deal.
    “It will be in the interests of the UK from my point of view, that's what I'm going to be taking in, into the trade discussions that take place in due course.
    “Obviously he will have the interests of the US. I believe we can come to an agreement that is in the interests of both.”
    A number on the Left argued that we should leave the EU because the threat of the 

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal; with the US. and there were considerable argument that this deal could threaten the NHS/

    But this will be nothing to what the Tories under My will be prepared to sacrifice  for any deal, with an administration who argue that any deal they make must be primarily to the advantage of the US.

    How many Brexiters  including Nigel Farage who argued for UK independence from the European Union only to sell us to be little more than a client state of Trump's Quasi- Fascist US?


    TheStone said...

    What do you mean UK becoming a client state of the U.S.? It has been since 1940 when the U.S. funded its war against Germany.

    glynbeddau said...

    You have a point

    Anonymous said...

    We sell 45bn pounds worth of goods to the USA. They sell us 35bn pounds worth of goods. We are their fifth biggest trading partner. So will it be the German car manufacurers arguement or will it be US workers first. Mrs May will have a weak hand. The need to find new market, a £10bn trade deficits and a president wanting to show how good he is at making deals. He will want to show he has won the biggest and best deal for the US that any president gas ever won.

    Anonymous said...

    In Trump's Art of the deal he says something along the lines - You make a better deal when the person you are dealing with is desperate to make the deal. Arriving within days of becoming president and holding hands looks desperate.