John Major: Brexit makes UK reliant on Donald Trump

first_imgA United Kingdom outside the EU will become more reliant on the United States and upon a president “less predictable, less reliable and less attuned to our free market and socially liberal instincts than any of his predecessors,” former British prime minister John Major said Monday.“Once we are out of the EU, our relationship with the United States will change. She needs a close ally inside the EU: Once outside, that can no longer be us,” Major said in a speech at Chatham House in London.Major, who has become a leading voice in the campaign against the Brexit vote and late last year claimed there was a “perfectly credible” case for a second referendum, said the vote had done “great harm” to the EU and warned of a domino effect across Europe. He said Brexit had “energized the anti-EU, anti-immigrant nationalists” ahead of elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany this year. “None of these populist groups is sympathetic to the broadly tolerant and liberal instincts of the British. Nonetheless, their pitch is straightforward. If Britain — sober, stable, moderate, reliable Britain, with its ancient parliament and anti-revolutionary history — can break free of a repressive bureaucracy in Brussels … then ‘so can anyone.’ It is a potent appeal.”With the current prime minister, Theresa May, pledging to trigger Article 50 by the end of March, Major said the atmosphere between the two sides “is already sour,” adding that “a little more charm, and a lot less cheap rhetoric, would do much to protect the U.K.’s interests.””There is a real risk the outcome [of the trade talks] will fall well below the hopes and expectations that have been raised: I see little chance we will be able to match the advantages of the single market.””Negotiations are all about give and take. We know what the Brexiteers wish to take: Yet we hear nothing about what our country may have to give in return.”He also spoke about Remain voters — many of whom “have written to me in dismay, even despair” — saying “it’s not ‘arrogant’ or ‘brazen’ or ‘elitist’ or remotely ‘delusional’ to express concern about our future after Brexit.“I have watched with growing concern as the British people have been led to expect a future that seems to be unreal and over-optimistic. Obstacles are brushed aside as of no consequence, whilst opportunities are inflated beyond any reasonable expectation of delivery.” Also On POLITICO Up to 200,000 Poles may return home after Brexit By Saim Saeed Donald Trump: EU is ‘wonderful’ By Cynthia Kroetlast_img read more

HighwayTrailer MES makes US debut

first_img“The Scheuerle HighwayTrailer MES allows a configuration as a semi-trailer for all kinds of everyday loads as well as an assembly with two platform trailers for an extremely long load like a splitter column, vessels or a large girder weighing up to 115 tonnes,” explained Roland Fischer, area manager sales at TII Sales. Scheuerle claims the HighwayTrailer MES merges the requirements for transporting oversize and concentrated loads into one vehicle, enabling users to perform a wide range of jobs with just one modular trailer.  Fischer adds that the HighwayTrailer MES comes equipped with hydraulic axles, precise steering systems, and lift/lower functions to pick up loads. www.tii-group.comwww.scheuerle.comlast_img