@gloswhite wrote:No, that was before the referendum, and a completely different political landscape.@T.R.O.Y wrote:So if our political will was not to be a part of the Euro, surely that entirely disproves your original point?
Should we end up getting a trade deal with the US which pushes common rules/standards, will you then be complaining we are subservient to them?
Unlike the EU, the USA cannot interfere with our laws, whereas the EU, until the end of October, still can, although, as Bonce points out, we do have a 'close' relationship with USA . Another big difference is that any deals will be negotiated, I'm assuming, without any 'backstop' type agreement.
We all know that international politics/trade at such a level will call on all and any points/issues that will influence the deal in their favour. After all, we've seen it applied quite severely by the EU. On that basis I expect negotiations with the USA to be more amicable, although the arm twisting and wheeling and dealing will be just as intense. We already work really well with the Americans on many levels, as we do with the Europeans, however, I feel we will be competing more with our close neighbours than we are the USA. Also, our reputation for food and working standards are well known, and hard earned. I cannot see these being negotiated away, just for a quick deal. Lets not forget that we are a relatively rich and powerful country, and have some leeway in what we can offer and accept.
You do come across as a bit naive at times glos. When we negotiate with the USA we will be in a much weaker position than the EU. Trump has already indicated the kind of deal we will be offered. We will have to lower our food standards to American levels to allow them to sell us chlorine flavoured chicken and hormone stuffed beef with no requirements for identifying the source. Read this for the impact on the NHS: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwizvJOVvdLjAhXtQUEAHTDtAmsQFjAHegQIBxAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fbusiness%2Fcomment%2Fbrexit-trade-trump-us-liz-truss-boris-johnson-cabinet-deal-a9021716.html&usg=AOvVaw335crfsOCpG1TRh6b7Y7gU
And to top it off Liz Truss will be leading our negotiations.
With Boris being a big fan of Trump you will get to see what subservience truly looks like.