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World Johnson, asked about Trump doubts on Brexit deal, says 'UK has full control'

20:31  01 november  2019
20:31  01 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his Brexit deal would give Britain "full control" after it leaves the European Union, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump said it might hinder a future trade agreement between the United States and Britain.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Britain's PM Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, London© Reuters/POOL Britain's PM Boris Johnson visits Metropolitan Police training college in Hendon, London

"On the technicalities of the deal, anybody who looks at it can see that the UK has full control," Johnson told BBC television on Friday when asked about Trump's comments.

The United States has previously warned Britain that keeping close ties with the EU after Brexit might prevent it from striking a future bilateral trade agreement with Washington.

In a separate interview with ITV television, Johnson was asked whether he would consider an offer of support in the Dec. 12 election from Nigel Farage, leader of the euroskeptic Brexit Party, on condition that Johnson drops his Brexit deal.

"What we’ve got is a fantastic deal that nobody thought we could get," Johnson said. "As soon as we get back in the middle of December, we can put that deal through."

(Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Stephen Addison)

Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM Johnson .
Brexit Party's Farage set to fight every seat in poll battle against PM JohnsonLONDON (Reuters) - Nigel Farage opened his election campaign on Friday by telling Prime Minister Boris Johnson that his Brexit Party will contest every seat in Britain unless he ditches his EU divorce deal and agrees to an electoral alliance of Brexit-supporting parties.

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