youngian wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Have pranksters been signing up? Liz4PM sounds an entertaining prospect. Like Thick of It’s Nicola Murray
I don't think this is actually that surprising.
The International Trade brief is a nice one to have. It comes with such low expectations that signing anything looks like a triumph. And few Brexit Tory members will look at the deals themselves, nor care if it's better or worse than the EU deals with trade partners. The spin basically writes itself- "We will be selling lots more <insert quintessentially British thing> to <insert who we've just signed a deal with>.
Vote Leave made quite a lot of trade deals in the referendum. Bullshit, of course, but it sounded forward looking and doubtless made a few people feel like they weren't just voting to stop Poles coming here. And even better, if you talk about deals with New Zealand, Australia etc, there's a nice nostalgic bus.
So even Truss can look good showboating on this stuff.