- Andre Walker
Stop Dreaming, Obama: There Will Be No EU Trade Deal
When President Obama came to the UK shortly before the Brexit referendum, he told British voters they would be “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the U.S. At the time, his intervention caused an angry response with #F*ckOffObama trending on social media.
It was only when the result of the referendum was known that it became clear the queue consisted of just two entities: Britain and the EU. According to the former cabinet minister Iain Duncan-Smith, the erstwhile Prime Minister, David Cameron, had “begged on bended knee” for Obama to intervene.
What followed was a whole load of backtracking in Washington, compounded by Donald Trump’s public intervention in favor of a British deal. But last week things got even more confused, when Canada’s trade minister left Belgium, claiming their deal with the EU was off.
Read the full article at the New York Observer