The U.S. ambassador to the UK has warned that a bilateral trade deal between the two countries is “totally up in the air” after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed her soft Brexit plans — and remainer politicians are already celebrating its demise. Ambassador Robert “Woody” Johnson told BBC Radio 5Live that whilst the Trump administration would “would love to” strike a bilateral trade deal with the UK, the Prime Minister’s ‘third way’ deal — which favours continuing some arrangements with the European Union over forging new trade relationships with the wider world — has made the issue “complicated”.“The President has stated very clearly that a bilateral with the U.S. is something that he’s in favour of,” he told the BBC on Monday. “He also respects sovereignty. He’s talked about sovereignty. “He’s looking at it in our country as well. So I think the bilateral will be an important discussion that he’ll have with the Prime Minister,” Ambassador Johnson said, in relation the President Donald J. Trump’s upcoming visit to the UK later this week. When asked about his opinion of the briefing document, the ambassador said: “It was very short, a couple of pages. This is a lot more complicated than a… Read full this story
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