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UK-US trade deal will not make up for leaving EU says David Lidington

British justice minister believed trade deal won't be enough on its own, dampening May's enthusiasm


A post-Brexit trade deal with the United States would not be enough to make up for leaving the European Union, British justice minister David Lidington said on Sunday, tempering Prime Minister Theresa May's enthusiasm about the US offer. May had warmly welcomed assurances on Saturday by US President Donald Trump that a "very powerful" trade deal with Britain would be reached "very, very quickly" after Britain leaves the EU. Seeking to reassert her authority over a Brexit process thrown into chaos by a botched snap election last month, May described talks on trade ...

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First Published: Mon, July 10 2017. 03:39 IST