EU cracks will please Trump and Putin
We are told that President Trump is applauding the results of Wednesday’s mid term US elections. I think he must also be applauding the news of Mrs May moving close to some sort of deal to leave the EU. I doubt he is interested in what sort of deal, just that Britain’s exit will knock a big chunk out of the armoury of the EU free trade area.
The EU is the world’s biggest free trade block with some 450 million buyers. It’s strong, diverse economically powerful, protective of its businesses and its peoples determined that standards are held high. At present there are four big power blocks – China, the US, Russia and the EU. For Russia and the U S to engineer – encourage – the break up of the EU to small manageable, digestible bits would reduce the global competition to their own manufacturers.
M D Frampton