Hot UK Deals for Britain, which trade deals you'd like, now GB is top of Trump's trade queue?

39 replies
Found 22nd Jan
We were bottom of the queue, now we are Number 1.
.
Which goods and services would you like Mrs. T to deal with President Trump?
.
No more comments on whys and wherefores for Brexit, thank you.

  1. Misc
Groups
  1. Misc
39 Comments

like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get? And when were we bottom of the queue? We were very well off compared to many in the world...(btw trumps corporations have been declared bankrupt 4 times), we will see what happens in the years to come.....

Edited by: "zaasaa" 22nd Jan

did you mention top trumps

Trade the fitties for the fatties

Whos Mrs T (brings back bad memories) do you mean Mrs M

Original Poster

archer1204

Whos Mrs T (brings back bad memories) do you mean Mrs M


"T" heresa, as if by coincidence, Margaret Thatcher compared to Theresa May, the initials are reversed. May be much of Thatcher stuff could be recycled/reused by reversing the initials, LOL.

Unified Apple prices(& most other electricals).

Original Poster

zaasaa

like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get? And … like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get? And when were we bottom of the queue? We were very well off compared to many in the world...(btw trumps corporations have been declared bankrupt 4 times), we will see what happens in the years to come.....


Barack Obama: Brexit would put UK 'back of the queue' for trade talks

Original Poster

landros1

Unified Apple prices(& most other electricals).


Isn't this pricing unified (referenced) against the US$?!

splender

Barack Obama: Brexit would put UK 'back of the queue' for trade talks


erm, go into stores filled with goods at the moment.....leaving will make us lose a lot of choice from the EU countries and America won't fulfil all that....and even if it did, it would come at a hefty price, but like I said, we will see...

Original Poster

zaasaa

like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get?


LOL, the purpose of MISC isn't for affecting much in real terms, just look at a few sample threads of the debates, like the disabled parking charge of late!
.
My post could be used to post WHAT people here in HOTUKDEALs believe sincerely that we could trade with. (After all the comments here in MISC in various Brexit threads, that we (UK) could be freed to do whatever trade deals around the world. Now is their chance to say specifically, which "Made in UK" goods and services?!

missiles that fly in the right direction

DarkEnergy2012

missiles that fly in the right direction


This could become a major issue for May in the next few days

splender

Isn't this pricing unified (referenced) against the US$?!


why do you care about the US so much? I thought brexit was about leaving the EU for independence.....seems like you're leaving the EU for the US

Original Poster

DarkEnergy2012

missiles that fly in the right direction


LoL, the Trident, hope further tests with real warheads do not backfire!

splender

LOL, the purpose of MISC isn't for affecting much in real terms, just … LOL, the purpose of MISC isn't for affecting much in real terms, just look at a few sample threads of the debates, like the disabled parking charge of late!.My post could be used to post WHAT people here in HOTUKDEALs believe sincerely that we could trade with. (After all the comments here in MISC in various Brexit threads, that we (UK) could be freed to do whatever trade deals around the world. Now is their chance to say specifically, which "Made in UK" goods and services?!


ok, so you didn't have to write, 'We were bottom of the queue, now we are Number 1.' That cheapened your point.

zaasaa

like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get? And … like commenting here will have an affect on the trade deals we get? And when were we bottom of the queue? We were very well off compared to many in the world...(btw trumps corporations have been declared bankrupt 4 times), we will see what happens in the years to come.....

No more comments on whys and wherefores for Brexit, thank you.



http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/loss_for_words.gif

Original Poster

zaasaa

ok, so you didn't have to write, 'We were bottom of the queue, now we are … ok, so you didn't have to write, 'We were bottom of the queue, now we are Number 1.' That cheapened your point.


Here in MISC, there will always be those who cheapen anything when they feel like it.

Original Poster

I just come back from California, Americans love Royal stories, fiction or fact, they love listening from folks from England as opposed to listening to American media. So "Made in UK" Royalty stuff would sell well. (As you know much is made abroad.)
Edited by: "splender" 22nd Jan

landros1

Unified Apple prices(& most other electricals).



They already are apart from Apps. iPhone prices are near enough the same when you factor in sales tax.

how about a free trade agreement irrespective of industry? Isn't that usual?

Original Poster

davewave

how about a free trade agreement irrespective of industry? Isn't that … how about a free trade agreement irrespective of industry? Isn't that usual?


Possible and happens since (source BBC)
BBC quote below:-

But they also try to reduce, to varying degrees, a wide range of other types of obstacle, called non-tariff barriers. For example, by:

seeking to reduce the cost to business of complying with multiple regulations
banning discrimination against foreign firms or limits on how much business they can do
at least partly opening up government purchasing to bids by foreign business
requiring countries to have at least a specified level of protection for intellectual property - patents and copyright

Some agreements also cover labour rights, for example requiring signatory countries to allow workers to organise and join unions and outlawing child and forced labour.

splender

Possible and happens since (source BBC)BBC quote below:-But they also try … Possible and happens since (source BBC)BBC quote below:-But they also try to reduce, to varying degrees, a wide range of other types of obstacle, called non-tariff barriers. For example, by: seeking to reduce the cost to business of complying with multiple regulations banning discrimination against foreign firms or limits on how much business they can do at least partly opening up government purchasing to bids by foreign business requiring countries to have at least a specified level of protection for intellectual property - patents and copyrightSome agreements also cover labour rights, for example requiring signatory countries to allow workers to organise and join unions and outlawing child and forced labour.


Heres the lowdown according to FT.


Donald Trump is promising the rapid launch and conclusion of a trade agreement with the UK to help the government of Theresa May make Brexit a “great success”.

“We’re going to work very hard to get it done quickly and done properly. Good for both sides,” Mr Trump told The Times and Germany’s Bild in an interview published on Sunday.

But that promise faces at least four potential hurdles. 

1. The EU and the terms of Brexit

Still a member of the EU, the UK is technically not allowed to negotiate a trade agreement with another country. But the bigger question is just what the nitty-gritty details of the UK’s future economic links with Europe will be.

While the UK is a sizeable economy in its own right, American and other companies have for decades chosen to invest in Britain because it served as a gateway into the EU.

Read more
Trump takes swipe at EU as ‘vehicle for Germany’
President-elect stokes European fears for the future of transatlantic alliance

Even a so-called hard Brexit — a clean break from the EU’s single market for goods, people and services as well as from the customs union for goods — would have to be followed by a trade deal with the EU that could take years to negotiate. 

Mr Trump is making clear that he wants to do things differently and may decide to prioritise politics and a transatlantic alliance with Brexiters over US commercial policy. But that may not be in the best interests of the US.

Officials and business representatives in Washington argue that the US would have to know the terms of a UK deal with the EU before it sat down to negotiate its own pact with Britain. The US is also almost four years into its own negotiation with the EU over a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership on which Mr Trump has yet to take a position. 

2. Time

Trade negotiations are complex and take years to hash out. So while Mr Trump says he wants to do one quickly he — and Mrs May’s government — could be in for a rude awakening.

When the US and EU launched their talks in 2013, the pledge from politicians was to try to secure a deal quickly. Officials in Washington even promised to get them done on “a single tank of gas [petrol]”.

But after 15 rounds of negotiations a deal is far from complete and the joke in trade circles is that they ran out of gas long ago — unless, of course, negotiators switched to an electric car.

3. Duelling interests

The curse of all trade agreements is competing interests and how governments balance them — and a US-UK deal would face immense questions.

The American and British financial services sectors are already largely transatlantic and would probably support a trade agreement. But what would a trade deal mean for financial regulation? 

Hammond’s EU threat does not match May’s vision
The chancellor’s suggestion of a new economic model will be a hard sell, writes Sebastian Payne

Would the UK’s farmers be as keen on a trade deal that would open them up to competition from huge US agricultural groups at the very time they are losing generous EU subsidies? And what of the politically sensitive British health sector? Would a trade deal with the US mean more American companies pressing for privatisation of parts of the UK’s National Health Service, one of the main fears expressed by opponents of the stalled EU trade talks with the US? 

On the flip side, would Mr Trump allow the tariff-free export of British-built cars to the US at a time when he is threatening to impose a 35 per cent “border tax” on cars made in Mexico? 

4. Missing rules and regulations

One of the biggest arguments for Brexit is that it would liberate the UK from the EU’s onerous regulations. But what would the UK replace them with? And how would the issue be treated in any trade negotiations with the US?

The US-EU negotiations that have been under way since 2013 have focused mainly on the difficult issue of removing regulatory barriers to trade, which represent the main obstacle to smooth commerce across the seas.

The problem is that regulations are politically sensitive things, particularly in areas such as agriculture and food safety. A Trump administration could require the UK to take a different stance on genetically modified grains, for example, or to allow the import of hormone-fed US beef, something the EU has long resisted.

zaasaa

erm, go into stores filled with goods at the moment.....leaving will make … erm, go into stores filled with goods at the moment.....leaving will make us lose a lot of choice from the EU countries and America won't fulfil all that....and even if it did, it would come at a hefty price, but like I said, we will see...



​Are you saying that you think EU goods won't be available in UK shops????

I seriously doubt that.

colin4man

​Are you saying that you think EU goods won't be available in UK s … ​Are you saying that you think EU goods won't be available in UK shops????I seriously doubt that.



OP is as stupid as they make themselves out to be, ignorance runs deep in liberals.

splender

Isn't this pricing unified (referenced) against the US$?!



The UK pays more for most electronics than the rest of the world (rip off Britain).

colin4man

​Are you saying that you think EU goods won't be available in UK s … ​Are you saying that you think EU goods won't be available in UK shops????I seriously doubt that.


look what happened with unilever already, all I was saying is we were putting money into the eu but getting a lot more back. No, the shelves won't be empty but we will definitely see a price increase in every aspect

splender

Here in MISC, there will always be those who cheapen anything when they … Here in MISC, there will always be those who cheapen anything when they feel like it.


so don't ask for 'No more comments on whys and wherefores for Brexit, thank you.'

zaasaa

erm, go into stores filled with goods at the moment.....leaving will make … erm, go into stores filled with goods at the moment.....leaving will make us lose a lot of choice from the EU countries and America won't fulfil all that....and even if it did, it would come at a hefty price, but like I said, we will see...





it will do nothing of the sort, everything you can get in stores now, you will still be able to get after we leave.

the work ethic of the american penal system,

zaasaa

look what happened with unilever already, all I was saying is we were … look what happened with unilever already, all I was saying is we were putting money into the eu but getting a lot more back. No, the shelves won't be empty but we will definitely see a price increase in every aspect



Thats because so far we havent taken action. You cant assume we wont change things after we leave.
The PM has already said that if the EU tries to screw us, we will just make the UK a tax haven and then it will be the rest of the EU that will be screwed. Plus it will create more jobs (ironic considering people didnt vote brexit because of fears of job cuts).

That is just one option of a thousand in which we can come out on top. No point assuming nothing will change and fearmongering on that basis.

It comes down to whether our politicians want to put their people first, or want to continue being a charity to people of other countries like the typical, pollitically correct, ineffective MP people are fed up of - which led to brexit in the first place.

Look at the bigger picture. Brexit is a headstart for the UK which every other EU country will wish it had as they leave one by one over the coming years.

Trump: 'buy more American cars or I'll grab you by the p****'

Teresa: 'ok but jeremy corbyn should resign'

landros1

The UK pays more for most electronics than the rest of the world (rip off … The UK pays more for most electronics than the rest of the world (rip off Britain).



No it doesn't. A quick comparison across the European Amazon sites and the U.K. will show the U.K. Often being the cheapest.

Both countries could trade in racism, seeing as that's what's becoming more and more rife in both countries.

US prices for goods are fine as they are, we just need p&p charges to get goods from there without having to take out a second mortgage!

Original Poster

t_kaay

Both countries could trade in racism, seeing as that's what's becoming … Both countries could trade in racism, seeing as that's what's becoming more and more rife in both countries.


How pessimistic and gloomy, there is a ton of culture, food, art, films, drinks, leisure pursuits, music, adventure holidays to enjoy other than racism

t_kaay

Both countries could trade in racism, seeing as that's what's becoming … Both countries could trade in racism, seeing as that's what's becoming more and more rife in both countries.



​i would say there is less racism now in the UK than at any time in the last 50 years.

fps_d0minat0r

Thats because so far we havent taken action. You cant assume we wont … Thats because so far we havent taken action. You cant assume we wont change things after we leave.The PM has already said that if the EU tries to screw us, we will just make the UK a tax haven and then it will be the rest of the EU that will be screwed. Plus it will create more jobs (ironic considering people didnt vote brexit because of fears of job cuts).That is just one option of a thousand in which we can come out on top. No point assuming nothing will change and fearmongering on that basis.It comes down to whether our politicians want to put their people first, or want to continue being a charity to people of other countries like the typical, pollitically correct, ineffective MP people are fed up of - which led to brexit in the first place.Look at the bigger picture. Brexit is a headstart for the UK which every other EU country will wish it had as they leave one by one over the coming years.


more jobs? the bigger companies will up and leave as the pound has fallen, and even then, if jobs are created, they're being taken up by robots. The EU was created after the world wars and brought the world closer and made it more stable. The difference I can see, are generally people are a lot more intolerant, miserable and quick to blame others for anything really. I also do not see 350 million being used on the NHS quickly and doubt whether it will be....

shadey12

​i would say there is less racism now in the UK than at any time in the l … ​i would say there is less racism now in the UK than at any time in the last 50 years.


really? I would say at least the same amount and it is definitely being done more freely and openly....people feel more justified in being intolerant
Edited by: "zaasaa" 22nd Jan

zaasaa

really? I would say at least the same amount and it is definitely being … really? I would say at least the same amount and it is definitely being done more freely and openly....people feel more justified in being intolerant



​i would say gradually much less from the 70s to now,
everybody has different opinions I guess.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Smacking children is to be banned in Scotland3285
    2. 75% off Sky TV for existing customers. Only works when you call the specifi…18226646
    3. Highway code and use of indicators (or lack thereof)4176
    4. What's you favourite 60s 70s 80s song ?993251

    See more discussions