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May to meet Trump next week

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion and Ethics' started by Timmers, Jan 21, 2017.

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  1. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    It is in the news today that Prime Minister May will meet the new President of the US next week in Washington.

    They are already saying that a new trade deal between the US and the UK could be signed as early as 90 days after the UK leaves the EU.

    I'm very interested to see how the new relationship with the US will pan out, I think that good old boy Nigel Farage has done his country a favour being a good ally of Trump.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38707524
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  2. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    I think the Trump ,May meeting will be the dawn of a new era forget all the special relationship crap Trumpy doesnt do that, he will want a good business plan for America,May will want whats right for the UK.
  3. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully this will boost the value of the pound... despite the wimperings of the negative sourgrapeseers. :rolleyes:
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  4. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    You would think that the meeting could possibly be a little awkward given all Trump has said about women but I'm guessing the needs of the UK will mean that is put to one side and swept under the carpet :)

    Whatever anyone thinks of Trump world leaders will have to learn to get along with him come what may.

    I think we should be positive and give the chap a chance, we might be surprised and Trump may come up trumps :)
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    Trumpy is a walking financial disaster that borrowed and borrowed and when the banks would not lend to him he went to daddy, his financial acumen is close to zero, his alleged net worth which we will never know as he refuses to release his tax returns is likely close to what daddy gave him adjusted for inflation, lots of action and no real results, if he had put what daddy gave him in some standard equities he would likely be worth the same as he claims today, but of course he had decades of failed businesses, bankruptcies, downtrodden employees, god it is all on record.

    He would not know a good business plan if it were presented on a gold platter with a dead cert guarantee from the FED with Jannet Yellin on bended knee handing it to him while kissing the back of his hand.
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    oss Banned myself as best i can

    Well sure I hope that too, I will take any crumb on the plate from a purely selfish point of view, after all there is nothing anyone can do about him now, it's happened so being selfish is the order of the day is it not?

    The recent temporary improvement in the pound is unlikely to last, Trump's policies will initially play out in a way that stimulates the US economy, that comes at a price, he won't get dollar weakness at the same time as fiscal stimulus and trade wars, no matter how much he would like that.

    The dollar will go up and the pound will very likely go down relative to the dollar, and a Trump trade deal with the UK will be designed to rip the guts out of us while making us imagine we are so important to them, call me cynical and sceptical and you would be right.

    The recent market rally in the UK, well I have not done the numbers yet to see if the increase in my pension funds have offset the loss in purchasing power but gut feeling says no.

    If we get a massive market rally, well I just have to hope that it lasts a couple of years as I cannot cash out for at least 3 years and probably closer to 5 years.
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  7. Bootsonground
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    May should have listened to Trump and appointed Farage as Ambassador to the U.S.. Too late now perhaps?
    I've won enough bet`s last year in regards impossible predictions...No point rubbing anymore salt in already festering wounds..
    Time to now sit back and watch how a real business man put`s it`s country back to work.
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  8. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Le Pen next
  9. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe this is what happens when a load of pussies are put in power for many years (if you'll pardon the pun) and **** on their own people, but allow their countries to be over-run with foreign parasites and haters.
    'For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'.

    Newton's 3rd law.
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  10. Markham
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    Markham . Lifetime Member

    And Obama's TTIP wasn't?
  11. Aromulus
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    Aromulus The Don Staff Member

    I think that Trump has a huge bone to pick with Scotland, especially in the form of alex Salmond... Who, I believe enjoyed annoying him, when he was only a "lowly" billionaire developer building a top notch golf course...............
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    I see that that meeting will be on Friday making Theresa May one of the first - if not the first - leader to meet with the new POTUS. That factor alone may be indicative of Trump's stated desire to strengthen the 'special relationship' between Britain and the US back to how it was during the Reagan administration. A growing closeness can only benefit Britain and strengthen May's hand when negotiating Britain's exit from the EU. Theresa May could well become Trump's "Maggie"!

    I believe a bilateral free trade deal between our countries could be compatible with Trump's 'America First' policy whose principal target is, of course, China. May is apparently to suggest a passporting arrangement to allow British and American firms to set up in each other's countries with minimal additional regulatory interference. In other words, provided they are subject to a strict regulatory regime in their home nation, additional regulation by the "other" country would not be necessary.

    Relations between Britain and America did not prosper during the Obama administration, possibly a reaction to British colonial rule of his father's homeland. Obama dithered and showed no leadership at all regarding Daesh, but encouraged Merkel and pushed for an enslaving trade deal with the EU. With his (sole) flagship achievement - Obamacare - now being repealed, the forty-fourth President will have nothing to show for his eight years in office.
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    Not quite Churchill meeting Roosevelt to settle WW2 or Macmillan meeting Kennedy to get Polaris, is it?

    Two incompetents both striving to look good, but with nothing in common.

    May wants a committment to NATO and some sort of a trade deal that she can wave at the waiting masses of Leavers in the manner of Chamberlain 's "peace in our time". Trump wants neither of those things.But they both have to look good so the Press Release will look good anyway
  14. Timmers
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    Timmers Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Not a big fan then Andrew :D

    Can you ever in your wildest dreams see a Liberal Prime Minister closing the Atlantic to see the President? :)
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    Yawn......
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    I am sure you mean crossing the Atlantic ...................but no wait a minute a Liberal Prime Minister yes maybe your right more chance of closing the gap between us by drying out the Atlantic
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  17. Markham
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    If that were true, then why did Trump not only invite Theresa May to Washington but brought forward their meeting to within days of his inauguration? If he has nothing to discuss of common interest then why break-off from playing with his nuclear missile launch buttons to entertain the head of government of what-will-rapidly-become a tin-pot island off the west coast of Europe? (Which is what our European "partners" think of us as). (One assumes that Trump can actually pronounce "nuclear" correctly unlike his predecessor-but-one `whose knowledge of Europe and wider world was embarrassingly lacking.)
  18. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Hmm.... 'Atlantic Crossing'.

    Good album. :like:
  19. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Always been a class act
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