This is very important from Pride’s Purge – but take a look at some of the countries that have blocked the UK from access to this $1.7 trillion market.
For example – the USA. Isn’t Theresa May cosying up to the States, in the hope that Donald Trump will provide succour to the UK in its years of need post-Brexit?
Here we see that country kicking the UK in the metaphorical teeth.
And the UK’s slavishly-Tory mass media have said nothing about it.
You are being betrayed by your government and by those who are supposed to hold it to account.
Theresa May’s kowtowing to the hard Brexiters in her party may have just cost the UK $1.7 Trillion of access to international projects after Brexit.
The U.S., New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Ukraine, Israel and Moldova have all blocked Britain’s post-Brexit entry into the World Trade Organization’s Government Procurement Agreement, a market worth $1.7 Trillion.
And while the first six big players on that list may eventually (after perhaps years of hard negotiations) give in with separate trade deals, with the last one – the small country of Moldova – it’s unlikely.
Because it’s personal.
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The headline on the image is scaremongering worthy of the Sun or the Daily Express, which will likely be totally counterproductive! May’s UNDOUBTED incompetence has NOT ‘just cost Britain $1.7 TRILLION in post Brexit contracts’ – instead it has probably (or even possibly) cost Britain – perhaps temporarily – a SHARE in $1.7 TRILLION in post Brexit contracts, the vast bulk of which would certainly go to the USA in any case! There’s plenty of genuine and effective ammunition to fire at the despicable Tories. Why descend to – or at least in the direction of – their level?
How do you know? That share could be anything up to and including the total. I know it’s unlikely but you have to admit the statement is accurate.
Untrue and misleading. Plays into the Brexiters project fear narrative.
We are struggling to join WTO and GPA as an individual member due to other blocking countries. We will eventually get in after bribing the holdouts.
From the date we leave and thus lose our EU membership, until we wrangle our own access we will lose the ability to tender for roughly 1.7tn in government contracts annually (minus UK government contracts which would likely only be open to UK businesses during that period).
Overall it will likely cost our economy in the low billions. A huge sum by any measure BUT a fraction of our overall Brexit losses and an even smaller fraction of 1.7tn (roughly 2/3 of our GDP!).
There is enough true bad news. Spinning this one just plays into the Brexiters hands.
It’s not spin. You agree with the basis of the story. And we are indeed losing out on a $1.7 trillion market.