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UK ‘front of the line’ for trade deal after Brexit, says Trump adviser

DONALD TRUMP wants Brexit to be a success, with the UK ‘first in line’ for a trade deal with the US, possibly on a ‘sector-by-sector’ basis, his national security adviser said.

Speaking after a meeting with prime minister Boris Johnson in London, John Bolton said the US could strike bilateral trade deals for the likes of car-making and manufacturing — where the two countries can agree terms — and work out more complicated areas later.

He added: ‘To be clear, in the Trump administration, Britain’s constantly at the front of the trade queue, or line as we say.’

The PM, on a visit to Leeds yesterday, said: ‘In the US there are all sorts of opportunities we have to open up trade… but the single biggest deal we need to do is a free trade deal agreement with our friends and partners over the Channel.’

A NO-DEAL Brexit will cause only ‘mild disruption’ at worst thanks to preparations made under Boris Johnson, Next’s chief executive said. Lord Wolfson told Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘Vigour has come to government and we are preparing for all eventualities.’ Calling Theresa May’s Brexit approach ‘almost a wilful attempt’ not to prepare for no-deal, he added: ‘The best outcome is we will actually get a better deal.’