Guardian:Hunt and Fox’s Japanese fumble is a sign of UK’s weakness It takes a lot to anger the unfailingly polite, anglophile Japanese. But Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, and Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary, appear to have managed it with their ill-judged attempt to hustle Tokyo into a quick-fire Brexit trade deal.
Only the Tory Party could be so arrogant as to send negotiators to Japan named Fox and Hunt.
Nissan has confirmed that the new X-Trail originally planned for its Sunderland plant will instead be made in Japan. In a letter to workers, it says continued Brexit uncertainty is not helping firms to “plan for the future”.