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Britain could be set to join US’s free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada after hopes of one-on-one deal dashed

Britain could be set to join US’s free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada after hopes of one-on-one deal dashed

BRITAIN is looking to join the US’s free-trade deal with Mexico and Canada as hopes wither of a one-on-one deal.

Boris Johnson hoped to kickstart stalling US trade talks during his visit to Joe Biden at the White House last night.

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Boris Johnson hoped to kickstart stalling US trade talks during his visit to Joe Biden at the White House last night[/caption]

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Vice-President Kamala Harris meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Harris’ ceremonial office on the White House complex[/caption]

Mr Johnson lavished praise on the President, saying he wanted to work with him “build back better for the world together.”

Mr Biden said he would visit Glasgow “with bells on” for the COP26 summit, adding he was anxious to attend.

But the PM was yesterday unable to say a post-Brexit agreement with Washington could be signed before the next election in 2024 — after admitting the US had other “fish to fry”.

The ball is in the US’s court… it takes two to tango


Numer 10 insider

The President was gloomy about the prospects of a trade deal when meeting with Boris Johnson in the Oval Office.

Asked by The Sun if Britain was still “back of the queue for a deal” as threatened by Barack Obama in 2016, Mr Biden said: “We’ll have to work that through” and added they would “talk a little about it today.”

The lukewarm response came as he warned he felt “very strongly” about peace in Northern Ireland and would step into over any threat to a hard border with Ireland from Brexit.

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The north-American USMCA pact is a Trump-era low tariff and quota agreement and is seen as a “backdoor” to a full UK/US bilateral accord.

Joining would mark a dramatic shift away from our traditional European ties.

It is understood that new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss pitched the idea of the UK joining the USMCA to her US counterpart Antony Blinken at their first meeting on the fringes of this week’s UN summit in New York.

Last night one insider threw down the gauntlet to President Biden, saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready.

“The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”

Ahead of his meeting with President Biden at the Oval Office last night, No10 said relations with our closest ally were the best they had been in decades.

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UK diplomatic residence[/caption]

But they risked a row with the leader of the free world after the PM took to American morning television to criticise Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan pull-out.

Pushed on NBC, Mr Johnson said: “Could we have done it differently? Maybe we could.”

But last night the pair hailed their green progress at the UN, after Mr Biden doubled US funding to help developing countries fight climate change.

The PM’s $100billion global target now looks certain to be hit.

Tomorrow Mr Johnson will warn the UN time is running out to save the planet.

He will say: “We still cling with part of our minds to the infantile belief that the world was made for our gratification and pleasure, and we combine this narcissism with a primitive assumption of our own immortality.”

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Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shake hands as they prepare to have a bilateral meeting[/caption]

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Ahead of his meeting with President Biden at the Oval Office last night, No10 said relations with our closest ally were the best they had been in decades[/caption]

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