Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Trump suggested Britain 'sue the EU' over Brexit, Prime Minister May says

Trump suggested Britain 'sue the EU' over Brexit, Prime Minister May says

Prime Minister Theresa May has told the BBC the USA president urged her to sue.

"I do welcome the fact that it has been published, it's two years since the referendum in the United Kingdom, it is welcomed that at long last we have a white paper from the United Kingdom explaining how they see the new relationship with the European Union and the United Kingdom and I look forward to reading it and giving it a considered response next week", he said. Don't walk away from the negotiations.

Mr Coveney said that hard negotiations lay ahead but that the Brexit process has moved from the "politics of parliaments" to the negotiating rooms of Brussels.

The British government has also stepped up planning for a so-called "no deal" Brexit that could spook financial markets and dislocate trade flows across Europe and beyond.

"On the other hand what they call EEA (European Economic Area) plus, which would have meant accepting free movement and accepting being in the customs union". When asked about his thoughts on Brexit, Trump bizarrely went on tell the audience about his properties in Britain and that his mother was Scottish and how he won Wisconsin - a state that was never won by President Ronald Reagon.

Her message comes ahead of crucial votes in the House of Commons on trade and customs policy in the coming week, during which the government is likely to be under pressure to get them through Parliament.


But in order to remove the prime minister, May's opponents would need to collect 159 votes within the Conservative party. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, "but she didn't listen to me". "The chance to become a credible trading partner will be compromised and we will be unable to strike free-trade deals".

"Oh I think we're going to have a great trade deal, I've really no doubt about it", Trump said in the interview.

"I was sitting down as a female leader with the President of the United States talking about issues that are of great importance to the people of the U.S., the people of the UK, but also actually of great importance around the world". After facing backlash from both supporters and opponents of May, Trump attempted to walk back his previous criticisms by calling her an "incredible woman" and claiming that she is doing a great job as Prime Minister of the UK.

"We are truly headed for the status of colony - and many will struggle to see the economic or political advantages of that particular arrangement".

With a laugh, she added: "Actually, no". Along with Mr Johnson, the man who had been leading the Brexit negotiations, David Davis, also quit in protest.

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