Boris Johnson and Donald Trump's UK-US trade deal ‘will never happen’, Cabinet Minister warns

Press quote (The Huffington Post)
10 July 2019

Sam Lowe, a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform think tank, said: “If the UK wants to quickly conclude a trade agreement with the US it will need to accept nearly all of the US’s demands.

“This is particularly true of agriculture and food hygiene issues, which the US views as a key aggressive interest.

“More broadly, the only situation in which a trade agreement with the US is concluded anytime soon is no-deal because it is the only circumstance in which it might be possible to sell such a deal to a sceptical British public as an economic life raft. And in the event of no-deal, we won’t be any position to tell Trump ‘no’.”.