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.
Was James Whale unavailable?
Displaying this level of arrogance, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if the Tories’ chief political strategist (or someone with access to their website) didn’t one day start retrospectively doctoring old blog posts to make themselves look far more prescient than they really are.
Now that really would be a very cheap trick.
Postscript (27-May-2020): Holy crap! I was right!