June 08, 2018

UK secures £1.5B post-Brexit trade deal

Jack BuckbyRebel Contributor

Trade Secretary Dr. Liam Fox today announced that the UK has secured a trade deal worth £1.5 billion. Not only that, but another £75 million in trade agreements have been agreed. This is, inarguably, a huge boost for a post-Brexit Britain. And it’s proof that Britain can easily survive outside of the European Union.

For these deals to be made not just after the Brexit vote, but during a completely unstable Brexit negotiation period, shows the resilience of the British economy. It also shows that Britain is in demand. This is obviously the case, this has always obviously been the case, and this obviously is always going to be the case. Economies don’t care about petty little political issues. If we leave the EU, people will still want to trade with us.

Fox announced the deal had been secured by a British company, which will deliver natural gas to Cameroon. Other deals have been made between the UK and India, Turkey, Panam, and Qatar – countries al outside the European Union.

The Express reports that British businesses have been capitalising on recent visits to the UK by the Presidents of Turkey and Panama, and the Minister Secretary General of Cameroon. These are some of the quickest-growing economies in the world, and they are eager to trade with the United Kingdom, regardless of ongoing uncertainty of our future relationship with the European Union.

The G7 Summit also shows that there are significant deals to be made with countries outside the European Union, with Canada, Japan, and the United States sitting down to discuss trade with our Prime Minister. Well, I should say Canada and Japan – Theresa May has hardly done herself any favours but frequently and publicly attacking Trump.

It’ll be interesting to see the result of the G7 Summit, regardless. But in the meantime, we should consider these new trade deals a positive sign. If we didn’t have politicians in the Commons scaremongering, then these deals would be coming in thicker and faster.

Even amongst the chaos, even amongst the betrayal in the House of Commons, and even amongst the scaremongering, the British economy is holding up and new trade deals are being made. And once we leave the EU, even if it’s without a deal, European countries will come crawling back to us.


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commented 2018-06-11 13:47:22 -0400
1.5B pounds is equal to only two days of trade between Canada and the US. ($2B US is actually a small amount of money.)
commented 2018-06-09 04:59:12 -0400
In February 2019, if we are still being buggered around by the EU, the UK Parliamentary leadership should stand up and say “ENUFF!”, “From today we are taking the hard route”, “From today, we will trade with those countries we choose using UK laws.” “From today, the divorce bill is torn up and we will only pay what we regard as fair”. “From today a customs and immigration border will be set up in Northern Ireland and to hell with the NI terrorists who demand the contrary.” “From today EU citizens living in the UK and UK citizens living in any country overseas must accept the laws of the country they are living in or go home. They have made their beds…”. Life will be a little chaotic to begin with BUT, business is business and we will muddle through.
commented 2018-06-09 03:59:06 -0400
Good comment Robert McClelland… Eastern Europe is certainly not buying “business as usual” these days, ditto Italy…. May’s advisors on Brexit are doing a criminal disservice if they are not giving her nibs a head’s up on how things will probably unfold in the coming months and years…
commented 2018-06-08 19:56:50 -0400
If Theresa May gets her way and agrees to stay in the EU’s Customs Union, then any outside deals will become null and void. May feels happier when she is dealing with her Marxist friends, to hell with America.
May, May RIP.
commented 2018-06-08 19:39:43 -0400
Goo to see, they never needed a commie group to run them, they will do much better away from them.
commented 2018-06-08 17:23:24 -0400
The EU doesn’t have the strongest hand right now, Eastern Europe and Italy are in open revolt on mass migration and the nationalists are gaining strength throughout the rest of Europe. Their position is getting weaker by the day.