UK–US Free Trade Talks Won’t Start Any Time Soon, Truss Admits

Negotiations for a post-Brexit free trade deal between the UK and the United States will not restart in the short to medium term, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has conceded.
Truss, who is set to hold talks with U.S. President Joe Biden at a United Nations summit on Wednesday, downplayed the chance of talks resuming on a comprehensive transatlantic trade deal that had been billed by Brexit supporters as a major benefit of leaving the European Union during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Truss, a former Brexit opponent who has switched to becoming a supporter, told reporters flying with her to New York, “There aren’t currently any negotiations taking place with the U.S. and I don’t have an expectation that those are going to start in the short to medium term.”…

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