In a masterfully vague headline designed to hide the awful truth, the Herald hides the almost certain truth that the UK will do a trade deal on the USA’s terms and sacrifice the interests of the Scottish whisky producers and workers to get any deal.
Whisky exports have been caught up in a dispute over subsidising the manufacture of aircraft, with the US punishing the UK with a 25% levy on Whisky imports.
The UK minister, Greg Hands, has written to the US trade unions, including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, to ask for their help in resolving the dispute.
Luckily for Hands, Jimmy Hoffa is no longer president of the Teamsters but perhaps worth bearing in mind:
- “Sinn Fein war chest swells as global ties pay big dividends” Irish Independent
- ^ “Banker with Lehman links among SF donors” Irish Times
Maybe Hands could speak to Gerry Adams?