Number 10 insists UK will benefit from new trade pacts after Trump Brexit deal warning

UK trade pacts Trump Brexit

The US president says a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK would lead to trade at a level “four to five times higher”.

Downing Street has defended Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with the EU, after Donald Trump said it may hinder a future trade deal between the US and UK. Number 10 says leaving the EU customs union will mean the UK is free to strike trade deals around the world which will benefit every part of the UK.

It comes after the US president broke with convention by intervening to back Mr Johnson – even though the election campaign hasn’t officially started.

Responding to Mr Trump’s claim that the prime minister’s Brexit deal could hinder a US-UK trade agreement, a Downing Street source said: “Under this new deal the whole of the UK will leave the EU customs union, which means we can strike our own free trade deals around the world from which every part of the UK will benefit.”

n the radio interview, the US president claimed Mr Johnson was “willing to do what nobody else would do” on Brexit, which Mr Trump said he was “disappointed” had now been delayed to 31 January.

He also said a post-Brexit trade deal between the US and UK would lead to trade at a level “four to five times higher” than the current amount between the two countries.

“He [Mr Johnson] is looking very much at the United States because we could do much more on trade,” Mr Trump said.

 

Published by “SKY News “

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