"Donald Trump has promised to sign a trade deal with Britain "very very quickly" as he told Theresa May: "There is no country that could possibly be closer than our countries."
Mr Trump said: "We will do a very big deal, a very powerful deal. Trade will be a big factor between our two countries." 8 July 2017
"US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has threatened new tariffs on UK carmakers after the chancellor defied pressure to cancel a new tax on tech firms.
Former UK chancellor, George Osborne, told the BBC that he thought the government would be wary of provoking the US over the new tax.
"It will be a very brave British government that walks into a trade war with the United States at the very moment when centrepiece of its economic policy is to strike a trade deal with the United States," he told the Today Programme." 22 Jan 2020
This is the reality of things. One where the UK will have to accept what the bigger nations dictate. One where they will seek to shift the balance more in their favour as the UK comes to recognise it needs them more than they need the UK.
So expect to see this not as a one off, but a continual process as the boot will now be on the other foot and previous concessions and benefits of EU negotiated trade deals are lost. Just as the 'big boys' (supermarkets are able to put the squeeze on their suppliers ?
The UK has still to leave the EU and yet so much of the delusion and false claims have already been dumped and swept away. Not looking good for the fantasy that was promised.
"He refused to rule out the UK and the EU failing to reach a trade deal by the end of this year."
Still, at least he has sorted out social care
"Johnson was unable to explain to Walker why he was taking so long to publish his plan when he claimed in July last year, on the day be became PM, to already had a plan. In his first speech from No 10 Johnson said: “I am announcing now – on the steps of Downing Street – that we will fix the crisis in social care once and for all with a clear plan we have prepared to give every older person the dignity and security they deserve.”
and any changes would not come into effect until 2025 at the earliest - so there was not 'a plan' last July, just as there is no plan for any trade deal outside of the EU, just waffle, bluster and lies.
Which follows my thought that the Tories will come up with even more desperate and stupid claims in the run up to Thursday.
That they do is perhaps more of a testament to how thick they regard their voters as, believeing that they are so gormless as to swallow any old sh ite.
Meanwhile we have the sight of a 4 year old boy lying on a hospital floor waiting for a bed. That is the reality. The reality of years of cuts, and the certainty that this uderfunding will continue if Johnson is allowed to get his hands on the NHS.
"Nearly one in five school buildings in England require urgent repairs, a Guardian investigation has found, leading to warnings that they are “crumbling around teachers and pupils”.
Almost 4,000 schools across the country have been judged by surveyors to be in need of immediate restoration work, and many more were found not to have the paperwork required by law, including electrical test certificates, fire risk assessments or asbestos management plans."
Plenty of huff and puff from our 'man of the people' but Neil didn't see too minded to 'get out of second gear' as Farage came across as way out of his depth.
The iusual spin and confused thinking which undoubtedly will be seen as a master at work, much as a dog shoving draughts pweieces wityh his paw might be regardde as a chess grand master, if you are not too bright.
What was really cutting was Neil's piece to camera lamenting Johnson's ducking of an interview, and his pretty blatant explaination as to why.
When this link works then you can catch that pretty damning few minutes by fast forwarding to around 27 minites.