Your View: Trade with the USA

'I wish the Uk could trade more with the USA'

Friday, 23rd November 2018, 5:06 am
Updated Friday, 23rd November 2018, 5:09 am
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James A Marples

Longview, Texas


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I have family in Sheffield with ancestry tracing back to the nearby area of Baslow, Derbyshire, for over five centuries. I read The Star's numerous articles about the European Union, about Brexit, and the quibbling. I'd like to offer a constructive suggestion and I'd like readers to 'hear me out' before heckling.

I wish the UK could trade more with the USA.  I also wish that Sheffield would become a 'sister city' to my city of Longview, Texas, which is known worldwide for the production of chemicals and related products. Before anyone hollers the "T" words: 'Trump' and 'Tariffs', I'd remind readers that nobody, nobody, is president forever. Furthermore, 'sister city' status could enable any potential tariff to be waived, so that is a false premise made by excuse-makers. Sheffield has nothing to lose by making overtures to officials in the city of Longview, Texas, USA.  I'd urge someone to take the first step and make it happen.