United States says unique relationship with UK will grow more powerful after Brexit
The United States has stated the “special relationship” with the UK will “grow even stronger” thanks to Brexit.
Washington’s ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson welcomed the official exit from the EU as being “long supported” by President Donald Trump.
The diplomat stated the severing of the 47-year tie with the bloc will allow a transatlantic trade offer to be forged to “increase prosperity” and drive up jobs. In a declaration soon before the departure deadline of 11pm on Friday, Mr Johnson said the US “shares your optimism and excitement”.
“On behalf of the United States government, I would like to want the United Kingdom every success as you chart a brand-new course beyond the European Union,” he said.
“This is a special relationship which will endure, flourish and grow even more powerful in this amazing new era which Britain is now starting.” With unstable times anticipated on several fronts with the United States, Mr Johnson acknowledged there will be periodic “differences”.
“Now that the UK is back in control of its own trade policy, we anticipate accomplishing a broad free trade agreement that will increase success and develop tasks in both our nations,” he said.
“There will no doubt be disagreements from time to time about the best options to the biggest issues – that is to be anticipated, even amongst good friends. But this is an alliance created in our shared history and our common values.” Diplomatic tensions between the two countries that boast the “special relationship”, however, have actually been strained. Boris Johnson rebelled from Mr Trump’s needs for the UK to ban Chinese company Huawei from its 5G network.
Washington has also declined to extradite Anne Sacoolas, the United States intelligence official’s better half who got away the UK after supposedly eliminating 19-year-old Harry Dunn in a crash in Northamptonshire. On The Other Hand, Mr Trump will press the UK to drop a tax on US tech giants such as Google and Facebook, and Britain is at odds with the States over the Iran nuclear offer.