David Miliband: Neither Trump nor Biden will do a post-Brexit trade deal

4 November 2020, 01:52

Neither presidential candidate would sign a US-UK trade deal

EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has told LBC he doesn't think either presidential candidate will do a post-Brexit US-UK trade deal.

David Miliband tells LBC he doesn't think either presidential candidate would sign a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK.

The former Labour Foreign Secretary said that "EU-UK trade is six times the level of UK-US trade."

"My own view is that neither a Biden administration nor a Trump administration will do a deal."

He said a Trump White House would not be able to "reconcile the interests of US agriculture with that of British consumers."

But he added that a Biden administration "isn't particularly interested in a UK-US trade deal."

When Iain Dale pointed out the UK is a major export market for the US, Mr Miliband replied that "compared to the European Union we're small."

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