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Theresa May, the first foreign leader to visit the US after Donald Trump’s election, will tell a Republican Party event in Philadelphia on Thursday (26 January) that the Trump presidency and Brexit mark the dawn of a “new age”.
“As we end our membership of the European Union … we have the opportunity to reassert our belief in a confident, sovereign and global Britain, ready to build relationships with old friends and new allies alike”, she will say, according to The Times, a British newspaper.
Trump continued to bash Europe on immigration on Wednesday (Photo: Gage Skidmore)
“As we rediscover our confidence together, as you renew your nation just as we renew ours, we have the opportunity … to renew the special relationship for this new age. We have the opportunity to lead, together, again."
Amid doubt in Europe over Trump’s respect for international norms, she will also call on the US to keep working with the UN and with international partners to “defeat evil” and to protect “freedom, liberty and the rights of man”.
Trump is to make a brief appearance in Philadelphia before holding what a May spokesperson called “substantive talks” with May in Washington on Friday about trade, Nato, Syria, and terrorism.
The EU has warned that it would be illegal for the UK to enter into trade negotiations with other countries before it left the bloc, a process set to start in March and to take at least two years.
But Liam Fox, May’s trade chief, has already submitted a document to the US that outlines which sectors, such as financial services and public procurement, should be part of a future UK-US deal, The Times reported.
The US administration is also willing to start talks immediately, according to Ted Malloch, an American academic who is widely tipped to be Trump’s ambassador to the EU.
Malloch told the BBC on Wednesday: “There won't be a deal signed in the White House on Friday, but there could be an agreement for a framework going forward where people are empowered to have that kind of conversation behind closed doors”.
"That … sends a signal that the United States is behind Great Britain in its hour of need,” he said.
Malloch, who teaches at the Henley Business School in the UK, said a US-UK deal could be made ready in “90 days” and called the EU warnings “absurd … legalism”.
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-----The tragedy of BREXIT -
a return to the politics of that doddering, drunken old fool, Churchill who reduced Britain, a world Imperial power, into a little island at the mercy of America.
Britain, instead of being a natural, leading European influence, now pathetically clutching at America's apron strings.
All this, all this damage to Europe by that criminal, full Jew Churchill.
The Golden Dawn