Latest Brexit updates as Biden dash trade deal hopes – .

Latest Brexit updates as Biden dash trade deal hopes – .

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Joe Biden dashed hopes for a quick UK-US trade deal during a meeting with Boris Johnson at the White House.

The American president did not contradict Barack Obama’s assertion that the United Kingdom would be “at the back of the pack” for a post-Brexit agreement, saying instead that he would discuss “a little” trade with his British counterpart.

Prior to the meeting, Mr Johnson had acknowledged that a post-Brexit free trade deal between countries was not a “priority” for the Biden administration.

It is believed that ministers could water down their expectations by signing an existing pact between the United States, Mexico and Canada to increase transatlantic trade.

Mr Johnson will end his trip to the United States by addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, telling the world to wake up to the threat of climate change.

“It is time for humanity to grow. It is time for us to heed the warnings of scientists, ”he will say.


World Should ‘Grow Up’ and Fight Climate Change, Prime Minister Says

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow must be a “turning point for humanity,” Boris Johnson told world leaders on Wednesday.
Addressing the UN General Assembly, the British Prime Minister will say that the world must “grow” on the scale of the climate crisis ”.
“The world – that precious blue sphere with its eggshell crust and a hint of atmosphere – is not an indestructible toy, a bouncy plastic romper that we can throw ourselves into to our hearts content.
“Every day, every week, we cause such irreversible damage that long before a million years, we will have made this beautiful planet effectively uninhabitable – not just to us but to many other species. “
Rory SullivanSeptember 22, 2021 8:04 AM

Biden dash hopes for speedy UK-US trade deal

Joe Biden did not commit to a post-Brexit free trade deal with the UK, dashing hopes of UK ministers for a quick deal.
Instead, he said he would discuss the trade “a bit” with Boris Johnson in a meeting on Tuesday and the matter should be “resolved”.
Mr Johnson had previously admitted that a deal was not a priority for the United States, as the Biden administration had “a lot of fish to fry”.
Rory SullivanSeptember 22, 2021 7:44 AM

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