Monday, 18 February, 2019

Trump Apologizes to May and Vows U.K. Trade Deal After Brexit

GETTYMrs May was handed letters of resignation by her Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary GETTYMrs May was handed letters of resignation by her Brexit Secretary and Foreign Secretary
Deanna Wagner | 14 July, 2018, 05:46

A banged up vehicle decorated with a banner saying "For sale - but no one's buying May's Brexit banger" is driven around Parliament Square in London.

Trump held nothing back during the interview with Britain's The Sun, saying a new trade deal with the United States was unlikely because of May's Brexit negotiation tactics. It was quickly followed by the resignation of two members of her Cabinet, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Brexit Secretary David Davis, who did not approve of her approach.

During opening remarks ahead of the joint news conference with May, Trump said he is "OK with" however the British decide to carry out Brexit, despite trashing May's "soft Brexit" blueprint in The Sun.

Downing Street might have been prepared for Donald Trump to cause controversy on his weekend visit, but they probably weren't expecting him to take a torch to the Special Relationship.

"The sense of betrayal in this country will be huge, and I very much hope that she's out of office before too long", Farage said.

Mrs May's long-awaited plan met immediate resistance from Brexiteers in her own party, with Jacob Rees-Mogg declaring that it failed to respect the result of the 2016 referendum.

She said they would discuss "the real opportunities" on a U.S. trade deal, as well as foreign, defence and security issues "where we work really closely together". "That is exactly what we will do". He dismissed the interview, conducted by a Ruport Murdoch-owned publication, as "fake news" saying it didn't include all his comments about May.

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While accepting that financial services will take a hit after Brexit and not enjoy the same levels of market access as now, the White Paper points out that Britain will reserve the right to diverge from European Union financial regulation after Brexit while still observing global worldwide standards.

His comments reflect numerous concerns of eurosceptics in May's Conservative party, risking fuelling a revolt sparked by the resignations of Johnson and Brexit secretary David Davis over the plan this week. Such a resolution would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries. "They charge us tariffs on cars far greater than we charge them".

"The message we came here to give today is that Trump is not welcome in Britain", said shopkeeper Grish Gregoran, 58, who took the day off to attend. It proposes there should be arrangements for the financial sector that "preserve mutual benefits of integrated markets and protect financial stablity", although they "could not replicate the EU's passporting regimes".

Trump has also frequently angered British politicians and has been involved in social media spats with London's Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan who he said had "done a very bad job on terrorism".

It also plans to allow certain types of freedom of movement but confirms that it will not allow the type of free access to Britain that is enjoyed by European Union member states now.

Pro-Brexit Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg colorfully described the plan as "the greatest vassalage since King John paid homage to Phillip II at Le Goulet in 1200".

This is a red-line issue for Brussels as it is considered "cherry-picking" of part of the four indivisible freedoms.