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Our Empire and Future Trade Deals

by Oui Wed Jan 2nd, 2019 at 12:53:05 PM EST

After Brexit the United Kingdom will be open for global trade deals. Their favorite partnership will be with the nations united in the Five Eyes as security is imperative. The UK will exert its forces across the globe to protect [?] trade routes and alliances. PM Theresa May would love to reach a deal with the New World, especially with Trump's America. World's number One leader in economic strength, digital technology, financials, banking, stock markets and ownership of the Internet.

As the 21th Century Empire, one needs to own its very exceptional wall. The Chinese in ancient times had theirs. It still exists and is one of few man-built structures seen from outer space on planet Earth.

The Soviets had their Iron Curtain which fell in 1989.

Trump is hastily looking for funds, let's say $5bn, for a lasting achievement along the border with Mexico. Is Donald worried the Mexicans want the stolen lands returned from the Gringos? Looking for an adequate new name for Trump's fence or wall. The Bamboo Curtain was not available, perhaps the Cactus Curtain as tribute to the locals suffering from the migrants moving North across the Rio Grande river.

The protected areas on the border harbor an incredible array of wildlife and plants

Trump's America is quite eager to make a deal with great ally, the British conservatives to differentiate with Labour's Corbyn. Heaven forbid.

More below the fold ...

US ambassador says `massive' UK trade deal does not look possible under Theresa May's Brexit plans | The Independent |

The US ambassador to the UK has said the kind of comprehensive trade deal with Britain sought by Donald Trump does not look possible under Theresa May's Brexit plans.

Woody Johnson cast doubt on whether negotiating a "quick" and "massive" trade deal between the US and UK is feasible if the prime minister's approach is approved.

He said he detected a "defeatism" about Brexit in the UK and, in words that could be seen as a swipe at the prime minister, said the country was "in need of leadership".

The ambassador also said the president wanted to be the first world leader to visit the UK after its departure, with May 2019 a possible date for a full state visit.

Mr Johnson told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "He [Mr Trump] is looking forward to and hoping that the environment will lead to the ability of the US to do a quick, very massive bilateral trade deal that could be the precursor of future trade deals with other countries around the world for Great Britain that will really take you way, way into an exciting future."

But asked if such a deal would be possible if Ms May's withdrawal agreement is given the green light, he said: "It doesn't look like it would be possible."

Mr Trump has previously said Ms May's Brexit plans "sounds like a great deal for the EU".

Revamping the Empire starting with military missions, campaigns and new forward bases ... potentials:

Gavin Williamson: Naval vessel Echo in Ukraine 'sends message to Russia'
A dozen Russian fighter jets land in Crimea amid rising tensions on border | Reuters |
Britain to become 'true global player' post-Brexit with military bases in South East Asia and Caribbean, says Defence Secretary | The Telegraph |

UK Could Establish Military Bases In Caribbean And Far East After Brexit, Says Defence Secretary

The Defence Secretary says the UK could establish new military bases in the Caribbean and the Far East.

Mr Williamson said: "I am very much looking at how we can get as much of our resources forward based, actually creating a deterrent but also taking a British presence.

But he declined to identify possible locations.

He said he expected a dramatic shift in political focus after Brexit - with the UK building deeper relationships with Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Caribbean states and nations across Africa.

Mr Williamson predicted these countries would look to the UK for "the moral leadership, the military leadership and the global leadership".

He further added:

    "This is our moment to be that true global player once more - and I think the armed forces play a really important role as part of that."

In response Tory backbencher Anna Soubry who's a remainer accused the Defence Secretary of having "naked ambition".

She denounced his comments as "utter twaddle", insisting that EU membership does not constrain UK defence policy.

Britain announces new military base in Oman | The National - UAE |

Of course PM May could court new Brazilian president who has just defeated socialism and starts ecology adventurism ...

Bolsonaro declares Brazil's 'liberation from socialism' as he is sworn in | The Guardian |

Jair Bolsonaro has announced Brazil's "liberation from socialism, inverted values, the bloated state and political correctness" after being sworn in as the country's 42nd president.

His words delighted a crowd of more than 100,000 - many of whom had travelled to its modernist capital for the event, convinced the far-right populist can rescue their troubled country from virulent corruption, rising violent crime and economic doldrums.

The former army captain and his wife Michelle waved to crowds from an open-topped Rolls Royce before he and his vice-president, retired army general Hamilton Mourão, were sworn in at Congress.

And deepen British alliance with soul mate Bibi Netanyahu who has no leftists or socialist parties to worry about in the April elections ...

Brazil: Netanyahu, calling his visit "historic" also spoke of "the brotherhood, the alliance" with Bolsonaro

Surely the global community is looking forward to Theresa May's Tory leadership to extend beyond her borders.

Appears her Xmas diplomacy run was another failure ...

Police reinforcements for Northern Ireland in case of no-deal Brexit | The Guardian |

Almost 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are to begin training for deployment in Northern Ireland in case of disorder from a no-deal Brexit, the Guardian has learned.

The plans were put in place after Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chiefs asked for reinforcements to deal with any trouble that arises from a hard border. The news came on a day of growing concern that a no-deal Brexit is becoming a distinct possibility.

  • The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, said Ireland was "now preparing for no deal with the same level of seriousness that we would" Theresa May's deal, adding that he and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, had spoken and agreed that there could be no change in the offer to the UK.
  • EU leaders rebuffed May's hopes that her round of phone diplomacy could prompt any movement, saying "negotiations have concluded".
  • May's attempts to woo the Democratic Unionist party were again rejected after two days of intense negotiations, making the chance of victory for the prime minister in the crucial mid-January vote on her deal still more remote.
  • The prospect of large numbers of English and Scottish officers being deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland after 29 March could anger republicans and complicate efforts to restore the power-sharing executive at Stormont, which collapsed in 2017.

    Varadkar and Merkel discuss 'no deal' Brexit planning in phone call | Irish Times |
    Far-right concerns raised over Belfast 'yellow vest' protest | Belfast Telegraph |

    Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

    by Oui on Thu Jan 3rd, 2019 at 10:22:58 PM EST

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