U.K. Treasury Secretary David Gauke says the United States has failed to act on its trade agreements and the United Kingdom is “not a crypto nation.”
In an interview with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo, Gauke said he would make his comments as the Brexit vote approaches, saying that while he believed the United Nations had a role in the Brexit process, the U,S.
has had too little to do.
“I think we have made a lot of progress over the past three or four years in terms of our relationship with the United Nation and with the EU, and we have to do more.
I think that we have had a fair amount of progress, but it has been a little too slow,” Gauke told the network.
The U.N. Security Council has approved a new trade deal between the United Arab Emirates and the U to boost trade and investment in the Gulf country, which has been one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
But Gauke’s remarks were met with skepticism by British lawmakers.
“I have been on a number of foreign policy trips to Europe, and I’ve met many foreign leaders who say, ‘I really like the U of A, but I just don’t think they’re going to go along with all this trade with them,'” said Tory Blackburn, a British lawmaker who is a member of the U-turning Brexit negotiating team.