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    “The United States ambassador to the UK has called on Britain to side with President Donald Trump on Iran or risk "serious trade consequences" for UK businesses.”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/12/u...ntl/index.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    “The United States ambassador to the UK has called on Britain to side with President Donald Trump on Iran or risk "serious trade consequences" for UK businesses.”

    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/12/u...ntl/index.html

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    Friends don't threaten each other for leverage.

    Woody Johnson said the UK should embrace Trump's hard-hitting sanctions on Iran, reimposed last week, and break with its European partners who are seeking to preserve the deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program.
    Tories doing a first class feck up not achieved by any government these past decades.


    Bullies only understand bullying. In many ways it could be a silver bullet for the UK. Strengthen the relationship with our EU allies that the tories habe managed to sour of recent and stand together. The US would not be expecting that. Indeed, when the market realise the EU does not standby the US, turmoil in the USA will ensue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    Friends don't threaten each other for leverage.



    Tories doing a first class feck up not achieved by any government these past decades.


    Bullies only understand bullying. In many ways it could be a silver bullet for the UK. Strengthen the relationship with our EU allies that the tories habe managed to sour of recent and stand together. The US would not be expecting that. Indeed, when the market realise the EU does not standby the US, turmoil in the USA will ensue.
    Because Iran is worth it?

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    I can read the telegraph article, it’s behind a paywall. Anyone got a link to the original interview that’s free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWolves View Post
    Because Iran is worth it?
    No, because Iran will not be the last.

    First it was Iran, yesterday Turkey.... Trump will continue to throw his weight around and threaten those needy friends that don't join his cause. Basic playground tactics.

    Don't join an idiot by thinking like him. Bullies are forgotten through isolation. Through protectionism he'll do the job for us.
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