‘Biden, you’re at the back of the line!’ The US President has warned that if he ignores the UK trade deal, he will lose out.
After Liz Truss said it is not the “be all and end all” if the US does not sign up to a wide-ranging agreement with Britain, Joe Biden was told he would be missing out if he snubbed a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.
Ms Truss, the UK’s newly appointed Foreign Secretary, mentioned the Pacific trade bloc, Israel, India, and the Gulf states as possible targets for signing trade agreements. Since Joe Biden’s election as President less than a year ago, the chance of a post-Brexit transatlantic accord has been delayed, with Ms Truss reluctant to guarantee that one would be in place by the end of the decade. “I don’t agree with you that it’s the be all and end all of trade,” she said at a fringe event at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.
“My message to the Americans is, ‘We’ll be ready when you’re ready,’ but there’s a big world out there, and there’s a complete pipeline of trade deals we’re negotiating.”
The Foreign Secretary’s remarks about the near-term chances of a trade deal have been praised by readers of this page.
“Sorry Biden, you had your chance, now you are at the back of the queue,” Brexitvictory said in response to our initial article.
“To be honest, I think she’s correct,” commented Prickly, a website reader.
“The United States is a depleted force, and we should seek trade agreements elsewhere.”
“Forget America,” said Randomguy.
“It’s gone down the rabbit hole of neoliberalism.”
“Perfectly put Liz,” CaptainSensible10 replied simply.
Ms Truss also underlined that trading with developing nations is a foreign policy need for the UK, US, and allies to avoid them being lured into the orbit of “authoritarian regimes.”
China has utilized its “belt and road” effort to build economic ties with countries all over the developing globe, funding infrastructure projects in the process.
“What I think is extremely essential, and this goes to larger foreign policy, is that we, the Americans, the Australians – our friends and allies – are reaching out to developing nations to trade with them,” Ms Truss said at the Telegraph’s Chopper’s Politics podcast event.
“After all, if we don’t reach out to them, who will?” “Brinkwire Summary News,” is the solution.