youngian wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:51 pm
News from Groundhog Day: They need us more than we need them. This article is hyperbolic film flam that just means the UK falls to WTO schedule rates once the EU transition period is finished. That’s an undisputed fact not a threat.
Essentially they're running the Trump school of economics - do as we say or you'll suffer, even if it means us suffering even worse from it.
I think I've mentioned this before, but Britain's "divide and conquer" diplomacy pathways are so well known and have been so often used, that they rarely know much else - on the 24th June 2016 the EU27 were quickly getting their shit together to provide a united front because they knew what to expect - and once the likes of Davis & Rabb soon realised that picking off EU members against each other wouldn't work, they shat the bed. What makes them think that it'll work the second time, or a third time and so on? And as for trying to flex muscles against the likes of the USA - good luck!
Of course, they realise that they're not the only ones that can slap tarrifs on imports, they just don't bother to mention it. That'll not be wonderful for those industries and businesses sectors that are significantly export led. But those threatening to slap on such tarrifs will be mostly immune to its punitive results, slap a 30% tariff on French wine? The Bullington Boys can easily absorb that. But what about everyone else whom sees their shopping bills jump by 15-25%?
Those involved in the Johnson government will be quite happy to burn Britain to the ground, just as long as they can perpetually rule over the ashes.