UK – Cut the ‘red tape’ and trade with China!
Why we could be such good partners.
1) Geographically half way around the world. Britain could be the ‘largest’ Chinese Hub.
2) Independent currencies.
3) Political. Both of us: independent nations – UK in EEC (has useful ties with Europe, with no referendum). Ties with Asia – not as destructive as in the USA’s relationship. Not as volatile as the USA’s, with it’s; Christian Neo Con potentially unstable, world outlook. Britain is a mostly ‘secular’ country in nature as is China. However, as much as the BBC would like to portray or proselytise the right wing Christian neo con ideology, which is fairly disconnected from the average population in its beliefs and attitudes: UK – thank goodness – not USA! The USA has pretty well ‘blown it’ in Asia and the Middle East by its ignorance or forceful and indiscriminate domination. American Elections and the Republican vote could be going to a candidate who believes (word-view) that the ‘Garden of Eden’, exactly as in the Bible, was created in the State of Missouri. Another, who thinks (world-view) that we are created, ‘exactly as we are’ 6,000 years ago! I don’t think that enough time by the media in the UK, and Europe, can be spent reporting these elections in this quite extraordinary scenario, which is going on within the most powerful nation on Earth.
4) Britain’s financial services sector – the best regulated, experienced, and secure, in the world!
5) With the matter of Human Rights, Britain likes to ‘feel’ that it is much more advanced. Ref, Opium Wars…Secret Rendition…Iraq…Affiliation with USA…so on…