In Wild Interview, Trump Says May Blew Brexit and Immigrants Ruined Europe

13 July, 2018, 07:12 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • Theresa May has met Angela Merkel only hours after the Cabinet's Brexit turmoil

At its heart is a proposal for a new Britain-EU "free trade area", with interlinked customs regimes, and identical regulations for industrial goods and agri-food.

Prime Minister Theresa May's government is trying to satisfy Britons who voted for their country to leave the bloc, but to set an independent course without hobbling businesses, security agencies and other sectors that are closely entwined with the EU.

A banged up vehicle decorated with a banner saying "For sale - but no one's buying May's Brexit banger" is driven around Parliament Square in London.

The plan has enraged so-called "Brexiteers", who have looked to a possible U.S. -U.K. trade deal as one of the biggest boons that would result from leaving the 27-member bloc.

New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has insisted that the much-anticipated Government white paper respects the referendum result while backing business.

But Trump threw cold water on that prospect in his Sun interview, saying: "If they do a deal like [May's plan], we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the United Kingdom, so it will probably kill the deal".

"The people voted to break it up, so I would imagine that's what they would do, but maybe they're taking a different route".

Trump also lamented in the interview that May had ignored his advice on how to proceed with Brexit, for which the British voted in 2016.

As the Trumps dined with the Mays, protests in the British capital took place outside Winfield House, the residence of US Ambassador Woody Johnson. "That is exactly what we will do".


The EU fears that, after Brexit, Britain will slash the EU rules it did much to help draft after the Financial Crisis.

The government has proposed expanding the EU's existing so-called "equivalence" regime, which now covers access for non-EU partners like Japan and the United States to the region's financial services markets. The plans laid out in a 98-page government paper give Britain's most detailed answer yet to the question of what will replace them.

May, who voted "Remain" in the 2016 referendum on leaving the European Union, proposed earlier Thursday that Britain and the bloc would stick to a "common rulebook" with the European Union for goods and agricultural products in return for free trade, without tariffs or border customs checks. Such an approach would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries.

The government said Britain would act "as if in a combined customs territory" with the European Union, using technology at its border to determine whether goods from third countries were bound for Britain or the European Union, and charging the appropriate tariffs in those cases.

The two leaders will hold talks at the prime minister's country residence of Chequers where Russia, Brexit and the Middle East will top the agenda.

It also plans to allow certain types of freedom of movement but confirms that it will not allow the type of free access to Britain that is enjoyed by European Union member states now.

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019, more than two years after the referendum that saw 51.9% vote to leave compared to 48.1% who wanted to stay. "So a lot of people don't like it", Trump said.

Direct jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice would end, with all disagreements enforced in Britain by British courts, although they would pay "due regard" to EU case law.

Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg colourfully described the plan as "the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet in 1200".

Recommended:



Popular

Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Racked Up Huge Debt Buying Nationals Tickets
Although Kennedy was a swing vote on issues like abortion and same-sex marriage, he often was reliably conservative. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a meeting Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Emmett Till Murder Investigation Reopened 63 Years Later
After Look Magazine published Bryant and Milam's confession, the two were rejected by friends and supporters around the country. Relatives of Till who have tried to get the case reopened since the release of the book, are grateful for the newfound efforts.

Vettel wins British Grand Prix as Hamilton fights back to claim second
Bottas was unable to fend off Vettel for the win and later lost positions to Hamilton and Raikkonen as his tyres degraded. The German's 51st career race win gave him an eight-point lead over Hamilton in the championship.

Boys Rescued from Thai Cave in Good Health
They got far enough inside that rising floodwaters, not unusual at the cave this time of year, blocked their exit. Foreign helpers, including some of the world's best cave divers, also began travelling home.

Apple releases new, faster MacBook Pro laptops
Apple has to prove to professionals and consumers alike that it cares about the Mac and that it's worth paying its premium prices. That's right, Apple just pulled the plug on the 2015 MacBook Pro , which happened to be my favorite system in Apple's lineup.

Croatia defender has a dig at 'long ball' England
England have not been in the semi-finals of the World Cup since 1990 when they lost on penalties to then West Germany. Former players and staff have also posted a series of positive messages after England's run came to an end .

United Kingdom calls for close economic ties in Brexit white paper
The plans laid out in a 98-page government paper give Britain's most detailed answer yet to the question of what will replace it. Such a resolution would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries.

Man dead after going overboard on Victoria-bound cruise ship
Coast Guard medevaced an 89-year-old man suffering from a stroke from a Carnival cruise ship on Monday. Balding in a statement. "Our thoughts are with them in their time of grief".

Chris Froome maintains plans to treat asthma at Tour de France
Unlike the team leaders for the other squads, Froome was not interviewed on stage and opted not to stop for the waiting media.

Former Rangers defender Bruno Alves signs for Parma
Rangers suffered a famous defeat to Luxembourg's Progres Niederkorn at the same stage last year - their first return to European competition in six years.