Boris Johnson says most important trade deal is with the EU

Speaking on a trip to Leeds prison to Boris Johnson said that he hoped we could open up Britain’s services companies to America in future.

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Johnson said: “I want to see trade with our European neighbours and I want to see trade with countries around the world – we have fantastic opportunities to open that up.

“In fact, the US market is growing very fast for the UK, but they still ban haggis for heavens sake in the United states.

However, he insisted: “The single biggest deal we need to get is with our friends and partners over the channel.”

Johnson warned that the US would be “tough negotiators” when we come down to the detail of trade talks.

“Yes, it will be a tough old haggle, but we will get there,” the PM added.

Johnson’s comments come after Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said “To be clear, in the Trump administration, Britain’s constantly at the front of the trade queue, or line as we say.”