Dominic Raab shuts down fears post-Brexit UK-US trade deal on the brink as he rages at EU

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The Foreign Secretary told Sky News’ Kay Burley that he is confident an excellent free trade deal can be agreed between the UK and US. Mr Raab rejected the Sky News host’s suggestion that Joe Biden may be less likely to deal with Britain due to the issue surrounding the Irish border. 

Ms Burley said: “Brexit is all-important for the United Kingdom.

“As a result, it depends on who is in charge as to what trade deal we might get.

“Mr Biden seems to be much more reluctant to deal with the United Kingdom, not least because of what is happening with the Irish border.”

Mr Raab replied: “I don’t actually think that is correct, every time I go out to Washington I see politicians from all sides of Congress and I am confident that the relationship will be in good shape.

“I am confident there is an excellent free trade deal to be done, there has been a lot of progress so far.

“The UK US relationship regardless of the individuals has got such a bedrock and history of shared values, economic ties, security cooperation interests.

“I am very confident we will have an even stronger relationship going forward.”

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