Lucas – Trump and Bolton aren’t behaving like friends, they’re circling like vultures - People's Vote

Lucas – Trump and Bolton aren’t behaving like friends, they’re circling like vultures

The US National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has expressed ‘enthusiastic’ support for a disastrous No Deal and suggested the UK could sign sector-by-sector deals with the US under Donald Trump.  

Commenting, Caroline Lucas MP, leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:

“The reason people like Donald Trump and John Bolton are sounding so enthusiastic about a post-Brexit US trade deal with the UK is because they know a disastrous No Deal would leave us weak and without leverage, so they could try and force conditions on us like accepting lower food standards and opening up the NHS to private US drug companies. They are not behaving like friends, they are circling like vultures.

“What John Bolton and Donald Trump fail to acknowledge is that it's the US Congress that ultimately decides on the terms of trade deals with other countries, and they have made it clear that any form of Brexit which puts the Good Friday Agreement in jeopardy will mean no comprehensive US-UK trade deal. And any smaller deals which bypass Congress would have minimal economic benefits anyway, nowhere near enough to compensate for lost trade with our closest and largest trading partner, the EU.

“Rather than chasing a cheap and dirty trade deal with Trump's America, Boris Johnson should acknowledge that the only democratic way to resolve the Brexit crisis now is to give the public the final say through a People's Vote.”

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