Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Johnson will be (already is?) Trump's Toady.

Last night give us an indication of what a Post Brexit UK under Boris Johnson would look like.

Far from the sort of Independent Island LEAVE promise it is clear that we whether we are leavers or Remainers , will be nothing but a client state of the uSA under Donald Trump.

The Mirror reports that

 Slippery Boris Johnson has refused to defy Donald Trump’s bid to oust the UK’s man in Washington – after rival Jeremy Hunt made a firm pledge backing the ambassador.The frontrunner for No10 failed six times to say whether he would keep Sir Kim Darroch in place, after the US President stepped up his campaign to boot out Britain’s most senior diplomat.
Cowardly Johnson also refused to condemn Trump for criticising Theresa May in a series of petulant tweets.
arlier Mr Hunt had slapped down “disrespectful” Trump in an unprecedented Love Actually-style breach of transatlantic protocol, warning: “Allies need to treat each other with respect.”
But in last night’s ITV showdown between the rivals for No10, Johnson would only say of Trump’s attack on the PM: “I don’t think that is necessarily the right thing for him to do.”
...handled. I told @theresa_may how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way-was unable to get it done. A disaster! I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool. Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far...
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 9, 2019Labour MP Stephen Doughty said: “Boris shows himself for what he is – a coward, deeply unpatriotic, and utterly unfit to take on the role of PM and Minister for the Civil Service.
 It’s clear where his loyalties lie – and they aren’t with our fantastic civil service and diplomats.”
Mr Hunt earlier gave his firm backing to Sir Kim, the target of Trump’s fury following an embarrassing leak of confidential diplomatic memos in which he criticised Trump and his administration.
The Foreign Secretary insisted: “If I become PM, our Ambassador stays.”
He spoke out after the US President said in a series of furious tweets: “The wacky Ambassador that the UK foisted upon the United States is not someone we are thrilled with, a very stupid guy.
“He should speak to his country, and Prime Minister May, about their failed Brexit negotiation, and not be upset with my criticism of how badly it was handled.
“I told Theresa May how to do that deal, but she went her own foolish way – was unable to get it done. A disaster! I don’t know the Ambassador but have been told he is a pompous fool.”
Responding to the outburst, Mr Hunt tweeted: “Friends speak frankly so I will: these comments are disrespectful and wrong to our Prime Minister and my country.
“Your diplomats give their private opinions to [Secretary of State] Mike Pompeo and so do ours! You said the UK/US alliance was the greatest in history and I agree.
“But allies need to treat each other with respect as Theresa May has always done with you. Ambassadors are appointed by the UK government and if I become PM our Ambassador stays.”
But the Prime Minister’s official spokesman insisted she had “full confidence” in Sir Kim.
He added: “The PM’s view is that he’s a highly respected and dutiful public servant.”
Downing Street revealed that she had “let him know personally” that he had her backing and would be staying in post.
Mr Trump’s tweets came less than 24 hours after he said the US would no longer deal with the top British diplomat.
OK this the view of the only UK Tabloid that supports Labour and is no fan of Johnson , but it is indicative that or probable  next Prime Minister is likely to bow down to the US President when it comes to any Post-Brexit trade deal and sign up to anything even one that is detrimental to our economy and one that could give the US influence over our NHS

Donald Trump has in the past  declared he wants the NHS to be on the table in any US-UK trade deal and refused to meet the “negative” Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who pledged to oppose US corporations taking over the health service with every breath in his body.
On the second day of his state visit last month , during which he has been hosted by the Queen and Theresa May, the US president set out his ambitions for a “phenomenal” post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.
But following a cross-party backlash, the president later appeared to row back on his comments. In an interview with Good Morning Britain’s Piers Morgan(who's  even more of a Trump Toady than Johnson) .
 he said: “I don’t see [the NHS] being on the table. Somebody asked me a question today and I say everything is up for negotiation, because everything is. But that’s something I would not see as part of trade. That’s not trade.”
I don't believe him and in fact suspect that he is not alone among uS politicians  in seeing the UK becoming a playgroumd for US  Pharma  have inflated prices  Many people in the United States can't afford insulin. The average price for one vial of insulin is about $285. Most diabetics need two to four vials per month.
HUnt may be no better than Johnson, but at least he not Trump's Toady just yet.

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