Thursday, October 29, 2015

US Trade Representative says America has no interest in a trade deal with Britain alone, urging it to remain in the EU

It is most blatant attempt yet to meddle in British domestic politics, the abysmal Obama administration in Washington has said Britain will not get a separate trade deal with the United States if it quits the European Union, and would be subject to the same tariff barriers as China, America’s most senior trade official has said in a significant blow to the Out campaign. The UK is set to hold a referendum on whether to continue as a full EU member as European leaders in Brussels intensify the push for integration of the twenty eight member states into a single political entity, the Federal European superstate.

Michael Froman, the US Trade Representative, said America is “not in the market” for trade deals with individual states and would only consider free trade agreements with blocs of nations. "I think it's absolutely clear that Britain has a greater voice at the trade table being part of the EU, being part of a larger economic entity," Mr Froman told Reuters.

He added, "We're not particularly in the market for FTAs [free trade agreements] with individual countries. We're building platforms ... that other countries can join over time. We have no FTA with the UK so they would be subject to the same tariffs – and other trade-related measures - as China, or Brazil or India," he said.

Integrationists and global-government enthusiasts have been quick to present the statement as a major setback for the Out campaign, who argue that Britain would be able to rapidly sign trade deals with overseas economies if it was outside of the EU. Current EU trade rules do not allow member states to enter separate customs agreements.

However while political establishments and the wealthy elites have been keen to promote the idea of global government, voters across Europe are becoming increasingly sceptical with anti - EU party UKIP steadily gaining groud in Britain, France's Front National, Italy's Liga Nord, Podemos in Spain and the Sweden Democrats all topping opinion polls with their nationalist stance, and even AFD (Alternaif Fur Deutschland) gaining ground in the German fourth reigh Federal Republic.

Even in the USA, labor leaders and civil rights activists, along with many politicians on the maverick fringes of the Democratic and Republican parties have expressed concerns about many of the clauses and conditions in TTIP and its equally evil twin TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership).

Britain's treasonous government and official opposition are both fully supportive of the highly secret TTIP, which whistleblowers tell us will transfer national sovereignty from elected assemblies to corporate lawyers, lobbyists and the bureaucracy. David Cameron is one of the keenest advocates of the EU-US trade deal known as TTIP and while Labour leaders Jeremy Corbyn has expressed reserations over the threat the deal would pose to workers rights, most leading Labour party figures are committed to the ideal of global government. Cameron has argued that the EU must be more ambitious in agreeing free trade deals with economies in the southern hemisphere if it is to stave off economic decline.

Advocates say the TTIP deal will increase trade significantly and slash the cost of consumer goods such as jeans and computers for British families. Opponents warn that apart from transferring power from elected governments to corporate and public sector bureaucrats, TTIP will make it easier to offshore work to low labour cost economies and erode hard won emplymenr rights of workers in the developed nations.

The US operates thousands of tariffs designed to protect its workforce from foreign competition, covering food, raw materials, clothing and office equipment. Needless to say most of these will remain in place in one form or another after the deal is signed, committing European nations to removing such protections.


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