UK government comes out in defence of Brexit deal following criticism from Donald Trump

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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”.

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