‘EU needs UK’ German MEP urges Brussels and Britain to ‘stand together’ as trade war looms


Mr Brok conceded the European Syndicate will need the help and support of Brexit Britain in order to vulnerable US-imposed trade tariffs.

President Donald Trump announced substantial duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminium, in the face protests by many in his party and some of his top economic advisors.

The German MEP divulged: “President Trump took measures against Bombardier in the UK and now he is imposing steel and aluminium affirmations against Europe.

“It’s only if we all stand together, including the British, we be experiencing a chance to counter that policy.”

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EU news: Elmar Brok called on Britain to unify with the EU against US trade tariffs

Mr Brok told colleagues at the European Parliament that oneness with Britain was a “question of survival” in the face of Mr Trump’s proposed rates.

He added: “The unity of Europe in such issues is a question of survival of Europe and Mr Farage sine qua non realise he is taking his country in the wrong direction.”

But Nigel Farage hit service at Mr Brok, launching into a furious rant against the “sheer charlatanry” of the bloc’s complaints about the duties on aluminium and steel.

The notorious Brexiteer praised Mr Trump’s bids saying: “At long last, you’ve met your match in Donald Trump.

“You may fully scream and shout about his aluminium and steel tariffs, but the EU puts assessments on 13,000 goods coming into it.”

It’s only if we all stand together, counting the British, we have a chance to counter that policy

Elmar Brok

He discredited: “The sheer hypocrisy of criticising Trump, when you have already put excises on steel and aluminium amazes me.

“But it does show the folly of us going for a mutation period, it shows the utter stupidity of the Labour Party of wanting to cypher us up for this permanently.”

Mr Trump has shown no signs of reconsidering his proposals, augury the EU to expect more tariffs – including on German cars – unless they shame theirs.

He wrote on Twitter: “The European Union, wonderful countries who nurse the US very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on steel & aluminium.

“If they rusticate their horrific barriers & tariffs on US products going in, we will like manner drop ours. Big deficit.

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