UK ‘first in line’ for US trade deal, says John Bolton
The UK is “first in line” for a trade deal with the US, President Trump’s national security adviser has said.
John Bolton said the US supported a no-deal Brexit and added Washington would propose an accelerated series of trade deals.
Mr Bolton claimed deals could be done on a “sector-by-sector” basis, with an agreement on manufacturing made first.
However, critics warned the UK would have to give in to some US demands in return for any trade agreement.
His comments came after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No 10.
According to Mr Bolton, a bilateral agreement or “series of agreements” could be carved out “very quickly, very straight-forwardly”.
A trade deal for financial services and agriculture would not be the first to be agreed, he added.