Boris Johnson ‘desperate for Donald Trump to LOSE’ in US election bombshell | UK | News (Reports)

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President Donald Trump looks set for defeat if polls are to be believed, as Joe Biden hangs on to his 10-point lead which has remained steady throughout the campaign. In six of the eight key swing states, the Democrats lead. Attention has turned to Pennsylvania, as the state could prove decisive in determining who gets the keys to the White House. Mr Biden is ahead by five points among likely voters in the state, 51 percent to 46 percent, although President Trump shocked pollsters by making a comeback in key states last time round.

The vote could have a huge impact on the UK, with reports suggesting Prime Minister Boris Johnson is hoping Mr Biden wins.

In July, one minister told The Times it would be “easier” for the UK if Mr Biden becomes US President and that Mr Johnson’s administration is “desperate” for a Donald Trump defeat.

They said: “It would make things much easier if Trump doesn’t win reelection.

“Boris was trying to distance himself from Trump.”

A Tory adviser added: “The assumption in Whitehall is that if Biden wins, we won’t need to do a bilateral trade deal because we might both end up in CPTPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership).

“That is already committed to high standards of animal welfare. Some of the sting will be removed from those issues.”

A UK diplomat expressed similar views to Insider, claiming that the “nasty” aspects of Mr Trump have left ill-feeling in London.

They said: “A lot of stuff will change if Biden wins.

“The venal corruption of the Trump family and the nasty narcissistic aspects of his behavior — all that will go with a different sort of president.”

Another recent report from day Times suggested the Government is trying to “woo” Democrats in the US.

A Conservative Party aide said Mr Johnson’s colleagues are “writing off Trump”.

However, Professor Stephen Burman told Express.co.uk that a victory for Mr Biden may not make things easier for the UK when it comes to Brexit.

This is because of the Democrat’s fury at Mr Johnson after the publishing of the Internal Market Bill.

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“There are a lot of Irish sympathising politicians in the House of Representatives, and they would scupper a trade deal if Boris Johnson undermined the Good Friday Agreement.

“These things are absolute, the UK has no leverage on this.

“The UK would be finished in their eyes, and they would take retribution potentially across a whole range of policies.

“The British Government really are playing with fire here.

“The Americans will not hesitate to teach us a lesson if we don’t get the Irish border issue right.”

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