Brexit ‘50-50’ if May’s deal voted down, warns minister

Brexit ‘50-50’ if May’s deal voted down, warns minister

Brexit ‘50-50’ if May’s deal voted down, warns minister

Telling BBC journalist Nick Robinson that he has been "very impressed" with the British people he has met whilst travelling the length and breadth of the UK, Ambassador Johnson expressed concern that the country lacked the leadership to deliver on the Brexit vote.

Ambassador Johnson has raised before the possibility of Mrs May's soft Brexit plans scuppering what USA officials hope will be "cutting edge" free trade agreement - although Ambassador Johnson maintained Monday that President Trump is still looking forward to doing a "quick, very massive bilateral trade deal" that would take the United Kingdom into "an exciting future".

He added it could be "the precursor of future trade deals with other countries around the world for Great Britain that will really take you way, way into an exciting future".

"I think we should vote down this deal; we should then go back to the EU with a discussion about a customs union", Corbyn told the Guardian in an interview published on December 22.

Mr Trump has said Mrs May's deal could leave Britain unable to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the US.

Mr Johnson did not give more details about what such a deal would entail.

Gavin Williamson told the Sunday Telegraph the expansion would be part of a strategy for Britain to become a "true global player" after Brexit.

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, a leading supporter of the Best for Britain campaign for a referendum, said: "Brexit not happening isn't 50-50 as Liam Fox says".

Promoting her European Union exit agreement as delivering on the result of the 2016 referendum, Mrs May said in a New Year's Day video message: "In the next few weeks MPs will have an important decision to make".

The Brexit vote may have a major impact on whether or not the USA and Britain can work out a trade deal.

Asked whether a state visit promised by Prime Minister Theresa May past year could be rescheduled to coincide with a commemoration of the end of World War Two in May, Johnson told BBC radio: "Between you and me, I think that would be a good time".

"If you look back and you just try to project the past into the present and the future, it's going to be bleak".

"But you're leaving out the great thing that Britain has to offer and that is all of the people and all of their efforts and their ability to solve problems".

"Were they to do so, I think you would shatter the bond of trust between the electorate and Parliament".

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