Liz Truss says ‘we need to diversify our trade’
We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info
In an upcoming tour that the Government hopes will distract from the trade row with the EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Foreign Secretary will visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. She said she was determined to “zero in on the opportunities of the future” and to see the creation of a truly “Global Britain”.
A source close to Ms Truss said: “This is all about seizing the opportunities of Brexit and looking towards the fastest-growing parts of the world and the huge Asian economies of the future.”
Express.co.uk readers highlighted their excitement at the prospect of Britain opening up to the world.
Commenting on the article, ‘Harry25’ asked: “Why hitch up with the economy in decline? We should get on board with the one that’s expanding [instead].”
Another reader ‘Local Voter’ added: “As time goes by, Brexit Britain is beginning to build new links and trade. Never again will we make the mistake of being held hostage to the EU.
“A free, independent, sovereign nation once again – and it’s worth every penny.”
The impact of Britain turning away from Europe and looking to the rest of the world for new economic alliances will undoubtedly be strong.
‘RobRankin’ said this will “give the moribund EU generation of stale leaders plenty of food for thought, as their project is increasingly starved of trade and capital funding, just as its enslaved populations build their revolt sector by sector”.
READ MORE: Kate, William and Queen accused of becoming ‘political animals’
He added: “Envy is a strong, primeval driving force in humans, and is particularly prevalent in politicians, so as the freed UK blazes the trade trail, it is sowing the seeds of jealousy which will grow and strangle the life out of the sclerotic, spiteful bureaucrats in Brussels.”
Because of her dealings around the world, Ms Truss has been the recipient of much personal praise.
Express.co.uk reader ‘Dustyroad’ writes: “There are still elements within the establishment that insist we cling onto the ailing EU, but not Truss.
‘Utter disbelief!’ Priti Patel skewered over ‘total failure’ [OPINION]
Mother dies just two weeks after son is killed in horror car crash [REPORT]
Lady Louise Windsor to put off HRH decision despite birthday [REVEAL]
“She is a shaker and mover, and believes the world is our oyster while the clinging EU has become a millstone around our necks.”
This has led to renewed calls for Ms Truss to become the next Prime Minister.
But the Foreign Secretary’s vision has not been without its critics.
‘Bobthecookie’ said Ms Truss’s success was all about “spin”, noting that “the New Zealand trade deal is pathetic and the Aussie trade deal is good for Australia, not for the UK”.
This follows criticism from Northern Irish leaders of the UK-New Zealand trade deal over the “very serious threat” it poses to domestic farmers who are set to face heightened competition.
‘Untouchables’ adds that these deals are being phased in over time, with tariffs on imported goods being reduced to zero over a period of at least 15 years, because “someone is going to get hurt”.
Source: Read Full Article