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Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby diy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:40 pm

https://www.ft.com/content/a8110d7a-5ca ... 55f264aa8b

Curious how its unacceptable for the US to look after its own interests first, but acceptable for the EU to do the same.
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Re: Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby atticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:15 pm

As this is behind a paywall may I trouble you for a précis?
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Re: Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby diy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:38 pm

- US has a policy of America first and is moving away from free trade.
- Merkel has criticised US stance as not being good for the world.
- Merkel is resolved to getting the EU to work against if necessary
- But Merkel is also clear that EU needs must be prioritised for Brexit.

seems mightily similar.


So she doesn't like it when the US does it, but its OK for the EU to do it to the UK.
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Re: Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby atticus » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:44 pm

"getting the EU to work against" ... against who or what?
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Re: Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby diy » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:49 pm

The US, i.e. isolate them. I'm trying to find non-pay wall versions
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/wor ... 431121001/

not really the same story though.
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Re: Merkel Critical Trade protectionism..

Postby Russell » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:02 pm

We have narrative news. Obama for example, was a story of being a good guy. A lot of people don't even think he bombed anywhere during his presidency. Trump has the bad guy narrative, major headline if he bombs anywhere and very little focus on some of his great policies. Merkel on the other hand, is a bit of an all in one good cop/bad cop. And the Pro-EU media file this under good cop.
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