Kate Andrews writes for The Telegraph
“The UK needs to look to its greatest ally, the United States, to formally expand the Special Relationship beyond our historical and social ties, and affirm our economic ties as well.
“Now more than ever, both countries (and leaders) are in a unique position in which securing a bilateral trade deal would be of huge value to both countries at the same time.
“The Oval Office is currently occupied by a trade protectionist, who interprets trade deficits as a loss for American citizens, rather than a win for those in the market for cheaper, more varied goods. As Donald Trump escalates trade tensions with China, and even hits out at the European Union, he will be in the market for a symbol of good foreign relations and to show some indication of being open to parts of the world.
“Meanwhile Prime Minister Johnson – who campaigned hard to leave the European Union, with the promise that Britain would be more prosperous stepping out onto the global stage alone – will be looking for a big, early win on the trade front, to prove that the messaging of Brexiteers can translate into results.”
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