The International Trade Secretary Liam Fox is in Washington for the start of key talks with US officials laying the groundwork for a post-Brexit trade deal with America.
Fortunately for the British government, there is no bigger supporter of Brexit on the international stage than the leader of the world’s superpower. In President Trump’s own words, a US-UK free trade agreement will be “a very, very big deal, a very powerful deal, great for both countries and I think we will have that done very, very quickly”.
Donald Trump told Theresa May in January that Brexit “is a wonderful thing for your country”. And at the G20 Summit in Hamburg this month Trump emphatically rejected the ludicrous idea advanced by Barack Obama that Britain would be at “the back of the queue” for a trade agreement with the US.