Obama: Post-Brexit trade deal with US could take 10 years

Source: BBC

In a recent BBC article, they have stated the following:

”The UK could take up to 10 years to negotiate trade deals with the US if it leaves the EU, Barack Obama has said.

In an interview, the US president said: “It could be five years from now, 10 years from now before we were able to actually get something done.”

Britain would also have less influence globally if it left, he added.

His warning over UK-US trade deals has angered campaigners for leaving the EU – with Mayor of London Boris Johnson calling his comments ‘hypocritical’.”

What’s YOUR view of this? 

Who’s side are you on more, an Obama view or a Boris Johnson view? Do you think Obama has a right to voice his views in the Referendum? Could it take years to negotiate a trade deal with the US if there is a brexit?

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Staying in EU ‘best hope’ for UK’s future say ex-US Treasury secretaries

Source: BBC, The Times

The BBC have published an article to emphasis the views of eight former US Treasury Secretaries, about their respective views on the UK’s EU outcome. They state that ”leaving the European Union would be a “risky bet” for the UK”

Furthermore, the BBC states that ”the advisors, who served both Republican and Democratic presidents, say it could threaten London’s pre-eminence as a financial capital.”

”In a Times article ahead of President Obama’s UK visit, they say it would be ‘difficult’ to negotiate trade deals.”

However, ”leave campaigners accused the men of double standards and ‘belittling’ Britain’s place in the world”

What’s YOUR view of this? 

Are the former US Treasury members right in their comments on the potential outcome of a possible brexit? Will this help to sway UK citizens votes towards the Britain Stronger in Europe Campaign? What do you think will be the outcome of the EU Referendum?

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US political debate needs a thoughtful makeover: The Financial Times Article

Source: Financial Times, New York Times

According to the times, the American debate needs a sort of ‘makeover’ and is fairly critical against the speeches given out by politicians, most noticing Barack Obama.

there are statements about the speech being a ”thankless assignment” which  ”…is usually greeted with indifference or derision.”

The Financial Times further this to say the speech ”was with an impassioned appeal to resist the scummy tide of demonisation, that Mr Obama closed his last State of the Union speech, and thus his political career.”

When reading about President Obama’s final state speech, in your view, what did you make of Obama’s farewell speech? Did he resist speaking about ‘the scummy tide of demonisation’ efficiently? What more do you think Obama could have done for the world of American Politics?

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President Obama vows America will be the country that cures cancer ‘once and for all’

Source: Yahoo, The White House.Gov

In an article by Yahoo Politics, and within Obamas final state union speech addressed on Tuesday evening, President Obama ”promised to launch a major initiative, to cure cancer.”

Yahoo delve further within their article that President Obama quoted in his speech, “We (America) can do so much more, and last year Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot America can cure cancer. Last month, he worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources that they’ve had in over a decade”

Whats your view of this? Can America be the ‘one’ to finally cure cancer? How long do you feel it will take until the miracle of curing cancer will finally be achieved? How much funding (realistically speaking) should be funded into this, alongside charitable cancer funds? Is this task of curing cancer potentially to hard to achieve, or can it be done?

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