UK government comes out in defence of Brexit deal following criticism from Donald Trump
The government has publicly defended Britain’s Brexit deal with the European Union, following criticism from US President Donald Trump.
Trump stated that the US “can’t make a trade deal with the UK” under the proposed Brexit deal.
However, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said the PM Boris Johnsons’ plan was a “good deal” that allows the UK to “strike free trade deals around the world”.
The UK is going to the polls on 12 December following a further delay to the UK’s departure from the EU, to 31 January 2020.
Johnson hopes to win a majority of seats so that he can get his deal through Parliament – while Labour leader Corbyn promises another referendum if his party wins the election
Trump said his longstanding ally Nigel Farage – leader of the Brexit Party – should partner with Johnson to do “something terrific”, saying they would be “an unstoppable force”.