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UK and U.S. have strong and enduring bond, says trade minister Fox

 

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Britain's Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox delivers a statement to media regarding the resignation of Kim Darroch from his position as British Ambassador to the United States, in central London, Britain July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the United States have a strong and enduring bond, British trade minister Liam Fox said on Thursday, a day after the country’s ambassador to Washington quit following criticism from Donald Trump.

 

Kim Darroch resigned following days of Twitter attacks from Trump after confidential memos in which he described the U.S. administration as inept were leaked to a British newspaper.

 

Asked by a lawmaker in parliament about the importance of Britain’s relationship with the United States, Fox said: “The UK and the U.S. have a deep, longstanding relationship with a strong and enduring bond ... and at many levels of our society, culture and economy our cooperation is closer than any other two countries.”

 

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depending on how and when the U.K. decides its own fate with Europe will determine how the 'relationship' (concerning tariffs/trade) thrives going forward with the U.S. 

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10 minutes ago, expatfromwyoming said:

Yeah right- tomorrow you will likely be extolling Trump as a great president to garner his admiration. Grow a pair and stand up to the insidious bully boy

Who has he bullied and how has he bullied them.

Has he sent forces to Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya to force them to tow the line or overthrown their governments like his predecessors did?

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2 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

Who has he bullied and how has he bullied them.

Has he sent forces to Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya to force them to tow the line or overthrown their governments like his predecessors did?

Iran. 

 

 

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3 minutes ago, bristolboy said:

Iran. 

 

 

What forces has he sent into Iran to force them to tow the line or overthrown their governments?

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6 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

Who has he bullied and how has he bullied them.

Has he sent forces to Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Libya to force them to tow the line or overthrown their governments like his predecessors did?

His brilliant negotiation skills consist solely of one thing: bullying. Sorry, two things. Because when that doesn't work, he retreats with the tail between his legs, trying desperately to dress it up as a victory. Just look at how that went with NAFTA 2.0.

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2 minutes ago, yogi100 said:

What forces has he sent into Iran?

You said "bullied". He's using economic weapons that the rest of the world depends on to do it. And not just that. You think the US armed forces he sent aren't there for intimidation? Are you saying that using armed forces to intimidate isn't bullying?

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2 minutes ago, Presto said:

His brilliant negotiation skills consist solely of one thing: bullying. Sorry, two things. Because when that doesn't work, he retreats with the tail between his legs, trying desperately to dress it up as a victory. Just look at how that went with NAFTA 2.0.

Trump puts the USA first and his doing so does not have to make it a matter open for negotiation.

 

He realises that he has to answer to the American public who voted for him not the Chinese nor the Iranian governments.

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5 minutes ago, bristolboy said:

You said "bullied". He's using economic weapons that the rest of the world depends on to do it. And not just that. You think the US armed forces he sent aren't there for intimidation? Are you saying that using armed forces to intimidate isn't bullying?

He's not sent any armed forces 'there' if your referring to Iran.

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10 minutes ago, bristolboy said:

HOW POPULAR IS DONALD TRUMP IN THE U.K.? PRESIDENT'S FAVORABILITY RATING FAR LOWER THAN BARACK OBAMA'S

 

United Kingdom residents have an overwhelmingly unfavorable view of President Donald Trump, with recent polls showing only 21 percent of Great Britain having a positive opinion of the United States leader.

Political opinion data from YouGov U.K. shows Trump, who is visiting the U.K. this week with his family, ranks only behind former President Barack Obama in terms of fame. But among U.K. residents surveyed between May 2018 and April 2019, two-thirds had a negative opinion of Trump, compared to only 11 percent who felt that way about Obama.

https://www.newsweek.com/how-popular-donald-trump-uk-presidents-favorability-rating-far-lower-barack-obamas-1441803

 "YouGov U.K." Say no more.

 

How come none of my friends who like myself no longer have any faith in our MSM and leftist agencies like the BBC are never asked to take part in these polls.

 

We never even hear about these polls being organised. Polls told us that we'd elect to remain in the EU and that Hillary Clinton would be sworn in as POTUS. So much for polls especially when they are obviously selective when it comes to the participants.

 

One poll was conducted among the audience of the BBC Question Time audience and was claimed to represent general public opinion.

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I highly suspect the ambassador wanted to return to the UK a few months early. Retire in December but want a summer in the UK , away from Washington, easy peasy to release a memo or two and get to be persona non grata with Trump. Now the ambassador gets to do his last five months or so in English countryside instead of DC. 

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