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Naomi Seibt, dubbed the anti-Greta Thunberg of climate change, claimed Mr Biden would spark the “economic downfall of the US”, which would severely damage Washington, and its power on the global stage. She argued his pro-green policies would waste billions of dollars and decimate the country’s wealth, which in turn could hamper the UK’s need to strike a new trade deal with the US. It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be willing to have no deal with the EU, as it would still be “a good outcome for the UK”.
He also argued that any agreement between Brussels and the UK would need to be signed by mid-October, as there was “no sense in thinking about timelines that go beyond that”.
Brexiteers have long touted the prospect of greater ties with Washington after the UK leaves the EU.
But if Ms Seibt’s warning is correct, the UK’s trade needs could be damaged by a weakened US, resulting in an under-strength Britain.
Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Ms Seibt predicted that Mr Biden’s promise to spend $2trillion (£1.5tn) on the Green New Deal would spark a major downturn for the US, with increased taxes needed from its citizens and partners to fund it.
She said: “The Green New Deal could be the US’ economic downfall, which is funny because Mr Biden has been posting about how US President Donald Trump has ruined the economy with his reaction to the coronavirus.
“There is Mr Biden who promotes absolute socialism in terms of the climate change debate, even though he has never approached experts on the other side of the debate.
“He should look at both sides because if you shut everyone else down, you don’t even allow for a debate, and then you can’t implement such strong economic policies.”
Mr Biden has also previously been heavily critical of the UK, especially in the aftermath of 2016’s referendum on the EU.
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Just hours after the UK voted to leave the bloc, Mr Biden – in his role as vice-president – spoke in Dublin to say he, and then-President Barack Obama, “would have preferred a different outcome”.
He attacked what he perceived as the “reactionary politicians and demagogues peddling xenophobia, nationalism and isolationism” that he alleged operated in Europe and the US.
Prior to the referendum, Mr Obama said Brexit would see the UK “go to the back of the queue”, as the US would prefer to create trade deals with “the big bloc” European Union.
But just months later, Mr Biden watched on as Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton lost to Republican Trump in the US election.
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Since then, Trump has promised that a “massive” trade deal will be struck between the UK and US, despite some claims Mr Johnson would be forced into “major concessions” to get it over the line.
Yet, as Ms Seibt suggests a Biden administration would make the US a weaker presence on the world stage, the likes of China would be ready to pounce and secure its place as the biggest global power.
Ms Seibt believes that in the long term US taxes will rise as it places more emphasis on spending to find new energy sources.
Presently, Mr Biden is planning to spend billions on his climate scheme, which includes a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035.
This will, Mr Biden claims, see the US achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy and reach zero emissions by 2050.
The concern for the UK would be around its own trading future, especially if it is unable to strike a deal with the EU.
Should no deal be agreed, the UK would use World Trade Organisation terms, and lose access to Brussels’ single market.
A recent poll by FiveThirtyEight, revealed that Trump has closed the gap on his rival, who at one stage in March had a two-figure approval deficit with Mr Biden.
The two go head-to-head on November 3 to see who will become the next US President.
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