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Strange bedfellows

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Just over two years ago, president Barack Obama said in a speech during a visit to the United Kingdom that if we were to leave the European Union, the UK would be at the ‘back of the queue’ for a trade deal with the United States. There was outrage in the ‘Leave’ camp: how dare the leader of one of the biggest trading nations in the world come to our country and tell the truth about the difficulties of Brexit.

Since the referendum, many of Brexit’s architects – Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Nigel Farage and David Davis – put most of their chips on the possibility of a ‘huge’ trade deal with the US. But since the prime minister is aware of how painful this Brexit might be, she has instead opted for a different path: a pointless Brexit where we have no control over EU rules, and no freedom to strike out on our own. This is so obvious, that even Donald Trump called her out on it.

Who knew that Theresa May was such a unifying figure she could bring Obama and Trump together?

On the theme of strange bedfellows, today Ukip MEP Patrick O’Flynn quit the party over its association with Tommy Robinson to join the Labour-breakaway Social Democratic party. Yes, it does still exist, although the party now supports Brexit and won a whopping 469 votes in the 2017 general election.

So, who still fancies setting up a new party?

-Stefan Rollnick, editorial assistant


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