Prime Minister May Rejects President Trump’s Criticism of Brexit Agreement He Said Looked Like a ‘Great Deal for EU’

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of her Brexit agreement, which he said looked like “a great deal for the EU.”

In response to whether the arrangements would stop the UK from making independent bilateral trade deals with other countries, such as the United States, May told Sky News that the future relationship document “clearly identifies” the UK will have an “an independent trade policy.”

“We will be able to strike trade deals around the rest of the world,” she claimed, adding that “We’ve got a working group set up which is working very well, has met several times, [and we’re] continuing to work with the U.S. on this.”

“We will have that ability, outside the European Union, to make those decisions on trade deals for ourselves.

“It will no longer be a decision being taken by Brussels. We will have control of that and we will strike trade deals that will enhance our prosperity, enhance our economy and bring jobs to the UK.”

President Trump said Monday that “Right now, if you look at the deal, they may not be able to trade with us and that wouldn’t be a good thing.”

The Express reports that May has not made specific plans to speak with President Trump at the G20 summit this weekend in Argentina.

Members of Parliament are set to vote on the agreement on December 11th at the House of Commons.


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