The Tory government has talked up the possibility of a post-Brexit exchange manage the US, yet Donald Trump’s choice to force duties on steel and aluminum on its partners has prompted joke of the alleged ‘extraordinary relationship.’
But, But, But….. Our Special Relationship…..
AND….. She held his hand!
“Donald Trump slapped a whopping 25% levy on British steel last night — firing the starting gun in a trade war that looks set to put jobs at risk & push up prices.”
— OliveClough (@CloughOlive) June 1, 2018
In the midst of fears the levies will bargain a colossal hit to the battling UK steel industry, some political figures and unmistakable UK columnists have rushed to Twitter to censure the Brexiteers for putting the UK in danger of being “eaten alive” in terms of professional career taxes once it leaves the EU.
Numerous additionally hit out at No.10 over its “fanciful” claim the UK appreciated a “unique relationship” with the US that would see Britain advantage from Trump’s ‘America First’ strategy.
Does anyone think it’s remotely possible for UK to have trade deal with US after Trump slaps tariffs on EU steel and aluminium? Trump has unleashed trade war. Must be condemned unreservedly.
— Roland Rudd (@RolandRudd) May 31, 2018
Shadow International Trade Secretary Berry Gardiner said the UK ought not be “cowed” by the US choice to force the taxes.
He told the ‘Today’ program: “Theresa May has truly not figured out how to induce Mr Trump at all to desert the plans that he’s had, in spite of the reality we’ve now had two months where they have been on hold. This exceptional relationship – the possibility that we will secure an uncommon arrangement once we’ve left the EU with America – it is a gibberish.”
He cautioned Trump’s most recent move doesn’t look good for a post-Brexit UK endeavoring to pound out exchange manages nations outside the EU.
UK seems to be lagging behind EU nations, Canada and Mexico in the vocality of its response to new US tariffs – could it be because of what it suggests about any future trade deal? https://t.co/RgfKQyCQ5S
— James Ball (@jamesrbuk) May 31, 2018