Brexit news: Expert warns of Biden trade plot to exploit CPTPP – ‘Hostile ally’ | UK | News (Reports)

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This week the UK announced its formal process to join the trade alliance, with some commentators claiming it may well be a ploy to tempt Mr Biden into a trade deal. However, one US commentator has shot down Mr Johnson’s ploy, claiming the new President will be a “hostile ally” towards London. Speaking to Express.co.uk, US commentator Jadan Horyn claimed the alliance would be a great opportunity to expand trade worldwide.

However, in a blow to the Prime Minister’s post-Brexit hopes, he warned the trade group may not help Mr Johnson in his hopes for an agreement.

He said: “It will be great for the UK and increase its influence.

“I think it’s essential for the UK but I’m not sure what impact it will have on a trade deal with the US.

“The US will instead demand certain agreements on labour and the environment before going anywhere close to a deal.

“They will try to extract to get as much as they want.

“Biden will really act as a hostile ally and we saw that with the UK Internal Market bill.

“We saw that he took the most extreme position on the matter to gain his objective of alienating Mr Johnson.

“Ultimately, the UK will have to take a back seat with the UK, as will many historic allies.”

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“It will mean lower tariffs for car manufacturers and whisky producers, and better access for our brilliant services providers, delivering quality jobs and greater prosperity for people here at home.

“We’re at the front of the queue and look forward to starting formal negotiations in the coming months.”

Although the Prime Minister was the first European leader to receive a call from the new President, it remains to be seen what relationship they will have.

Mr Biden had been a staunch opponent to Brexit and had even compared the Prime Minister to Mr Trump.

Mr Biden has also claimed he will focus on improving the US domestically before looking abroad.

A trade deal is vital for the UK due to the size of trade with the US and outside the agreement with the EU, it remains one of Mr Johnson’s biggest goals.

As of 2018, the US accounted for 15 percent of all the UK’s trade which was recorded at £201.6billion.

With Donald Trump at the helm, there had been hope, due to his support for Brexit, that a trade deal may be signed.

Ms Truss had tried to agree a series of mini deals before the turn of the year to progress the deal but failed to do so.

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