Brendan Keenan: 'Free trade in retreat as old complaints gain support'

Trade tensions between Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping get the blame for an expected reduction in the growth of world trade. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Brendan Keenan

Were he still around, Jonathan Swift would surely be furious that he has been left so much out of the Brexit debate. As well as being easily offended, he was a mighty warrior when it came to matters of trade.