The Murdoch Times has once more been promoting the boss’ favourite administration, that of Combover Crybaby Donald Trump, telling readers “US promises fast-track trade deals after Brexit … We’re with you and eager to negotiate, key Trump aide assures Johnson”. What is not told is that the Trump Gang sees Britain’s departure from the EU as an opportunity to turn the UK into an obedient puppet state.
You think I jest? Consider who has been making the assurances - John “Wiggy” Bolton, referred to as a foreign policy “hawk” by those suffering from an excess of restraint. Bolton is looking for leverage over Europe and the Middle East, and sees Brexit as the moment he can put the arm on a weakened UK in order to put one over on the EU. And others.
The Times first of all tells readers “The United States will enthusiastically back a no-deal Brexit and work with Britain immediately on sector-by-sector trade arrangements … John Bolton … promised that such a fast-track approach would achieve progress more rapidly than a comprehensive agreement”. As for Congress, well, that was no problem.
“[Bolton] dismissed fears that Congress could block a trade deal over the impact of a no-deal Brexit on Ireland and said he did not understand concerns that deepening trade ties could leave the NHS vulnerable”. The Murdoch Sun helpfully provided examples of how this new dispensation would work, but instead gave the game away rather more.
“Mr Bolton said the White House will back the UK ‘enthusiastically’ whatever the Brexit outcome. He said: ‘That’s my message. We’re with you, we’re with you.’ He said deals could be tied up rapidly in manufacturing and industry, while more complex sectors such as financial services would take longer. Mr Bolton named car-making as an example, raising the prospect of cheaper American cars in the UK as early as next year”.
How much am I bid for this sector of the UK economy?
Well, well. So even if UK car-making survives a no-deal Brexit, it will be finally killed off by US imports undercutting it. And there was one ominous giveaway in the Times splash: “The US would wait until after Brexit before seeking to exert pressure on Downing Street to fall in line over issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and Huawei’s involvement in the 5G network, he added”. Putting the arm on the UK at a moment of weakness.
We would get the trade deal, provided we were prepared to be Washington’s poodle. And each sector of the economy would be picked off, one by one, when the country would be at its most desperate. Cars imported from the USA, wiping out our own industry and jobs. Same with agriculture. Same with financial services.
And we know that Bolton is lying through his teeth about Congress: Speaker Pelosi has said unequivocally that unless the Good Friday Accord is honoured, no deal with the US will get past the House. As her team has a majority in the House, that’s one of those statements that, as Dubya Bush might have put it, you can take to the bank.
Our alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, and his pals, like to talk about the UK being a “Vassal State” of the EU. What they don’t like to admit is that they are lining us up to become a “Vassal State” of the USA - by the back door.
We are being lined up to become a US client state. A subservient client state.
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