John Bolton says UK ‘first in line’ for trade deal with US

Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton has said the US will “enthusiastically” support a No Deal Brexit added that Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals.

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Bolton, who is in London for talks, said the UK will be ‘first in line’ for a trade deal with the US once it has split from Brussels and opened the door to doing sector-by-sector mini-deals to accelerate the process.

He was speaking after meeting Boris Johnson and senior British officials in London on Monday.

Bolton said “A prior American president said that if the United Kingdom left the European Union, it would go to the back of the queue on trade deals,”

“To be clear, in the Trump administration, Britain’s constantly at the front of the trade queue, or line as we say.”

He added: “I think here we see the importance and urgency of doing as much as we can agree on as rapidly as possible because of the impending 31 October exit date.”

“The ultimate end result is a comprehensive trade agreement covering all trading goods and services,”

“But to get to that you could do it sector by sector, and you can do it in a modular fashion. In other words, you can carve out some areas where it might be possible to reach a bilateral agreement very quickly, very straightforwardly.”

He stated that the vote to leave the EU was clear and took a swipe the EU’s version of democracy.

“The fashion in the European Union when the people vote the wrong way from the way that the elites want to go, is to make the peasants vote again and again until they get it right,”

“There was a vote – everyone knew what the issues were. It is hard to imagine that anyone in this country did not know what was at stake. The result is the way it was. That’s democracy.”