UK-US relations

  1. Raab confident of US deal despite Huawei security fears

    Dominic Raab with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month
    Image caption: Dominic Raab with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month

    Foreign secretary Dominic Rabb said this morning he's confident a trade deal with the US will be among the UK's first after leaving the EU.

    That's despite warnings from US officials that future trade talks could be hit by Britain’s decision last month to grant Chinese telecoms giant Huawei a role in its 5G mobile network.

    “We listened and take the concerns of our American friends very seriously,” Raab said during a visit to Singapore.

    “We are reasonably confident that we can do a free trade agreement [with America] in that first wave of post-Brexit trade deals,” he added.

    “We have had a good conversation about Huawei and the one thing we all recognise is there has been market failure in terms of high-trust vendors being able to provide telecoms infrastructure.”

  2. The USA

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    Video caption: Neil MacGregor takes five journeys overseas to hear what others think of modern Britain.

    In the second programme of his new series exploring how other countries see modern Britain, Neil MacGregor heads off to Los Angeles and Boston to discover the view from the USA.

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    Video caption: G7: Donald Trump praises Boris Johnson as 'right man' to deliver Brexit

    Boris Johnson reacts as US President Trump praises the UK PM as the right man to deliver Brexit.