Yes, not even to America
With Brexit steaming upon Britain thick and fast it’s time to dispell the myths that people think will befall Britain after the fact.
Labour supporters, self-loathing Britons, bitter Europeans, and even some Americans believe Britain will cease to be a global power and will be little more than a puppet for other nations bidding with no spine to stand up for themselves, this is a nonsensical argument and can be demonstrated to be false with the below.
Standing up to America
Firstly it has been argued extensively that the UK would capitulate to US demands on food safety standards as well as forcing the UK to accept anything to ensure a US trade deal post-Brexit. The reasoning was that the UK had no leverage and would need the US to survive after Brexit and so would do anything they ask, but of course, that’s not the case and never has been or will be.
Chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef will be kept out of the UK under any trade deal with the US, the environment secretary has guaranteed.
Theresa Villiers told the BBC the current European Union ban on the two foods will be carried over into UK legislation after Brexit.
Until now the UK has been wavering on the issue.
But she told BBC Countryfile: “There are legal barriers to the imports and those are going to stay in place.”
Ms Villiers has previously talked of imposing tariffs on any future imports of US chicken and beef. But she’s been under great pressure from Britain’s farmers.
In the exclusive interview with the Countryfile programme, she said: “We will defend our national interests and our values, including our high standards of animal welfare.”
Next, the UK has demanded the US return the heavily reported on killer of Harry Dunn. Anne Sacoolas has been a debate of whether she had immunity or not, but it has since been confirmed since her return to the US she is no longer covered and is therefore eligible for extradition.
As usual in the echelons of the internet and various social spheres people were adamant the UK would simply roll over and do nothing to avoid angering the US. Again, this has been proved false.
British prosecutors are seeking the extradition of Anne Sacoolas over the crash last August in which Dunn was killed while riding his motorbike.
“Following the Crown Prosecution Service’s charging decision, the Home Office has sent an extradition request to the United States for Anne Sacoolas on charges of causing death by dangerous driving,” a UK Home Office spokesman said in a statement on Friday.
It is yet to be seen what happens regarding the extradition, no formal decision has been made.
One of the other major aspects of British power post-Brexit and independence from other influence is their decision to pursue an Iran deal without the input of the United States, as well as influencing President Donald Trump to not pursue military action in the region.
Boris Johnson has also rejected US demands to ban Huawei from the UK’s 5g network calling on them to “suggest other alternatives” if they are to object to it.
All in all, it is important to note that any anti-UK rhetoric regarding fealty to other nations is not only unfounded but demonstrably false.