United Kingdom calls for close economic ties in Brexit white paper

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In a series of extraordinary broadsides, Trump told Friday's edition of The Sun that May's plan for post-Brexit ties with the European Union would "probably kill" the prospects for a trade deal with the US.

Arriving in the country just hours ago, the President's visit to the United Kingdom hasn't come with a lot of support from residents who have planned protests throughout his trip, already gathering outside the USA ambassador's residence in London where the couple are staying for the night.

But Mr. Johnson, a leading Brexit campaigner, said following European Union rules without being able to alter them risked consigning Britain to the "status of colony", and said it looked like a "semi-Brexit".

He added: "If the EU do not offer the United States a better deal on trade, the U.S. will do something about European cars being imported at a very low tariff".

"I told them I would be very unhappy if they did not up their commitments substantially". I get along with her very nicely. That will be up to her to say. I think she represents her country so well. "She wanted to go a different route", he said. "We need to rise to the challenge and grasp the opportunities", Brexit minister Dominic Raab, appointed on Monday after the resignation of David Davis, is expected to say in the foreword of the document.

"I'm not pitting one against the other, I'm just saying, I think he'd be a great prime minister", Mr. Trump told the Sun.

The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain.

Former Conservative party leader Iain Duncan Smith said he had "deep misgivings" about the white paper; veteran Brexit hardliner Bill Cash declared himself "deeply anxious;" and Andrew Bridgen, who has already sent a letter expressing no confidence in May to party authorities, said he "and many colleagues" had "grave concerns" about the path the government is now on, Politico reported.

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The interview posted online as Prime Minister May welcomed President Trump and the first lady at Blenheim Palace for a lavish gala dinner.

On Mr Khan, the president said: "I think allowing millions and millions of people to come into Europe is very, very sad".

"The very specialness of our relationship means that we expect the highest standards from each other, and it also means speaking out when we think one side is not living up to the values we hold dear", Khan wrote in a column in The Evening Standard on Thursday.

"Now, for the benefit of all our people, let us work together to build a more prosperous future".

Donald Trump chastised Theresa May for ignoring his advice on Brexit and not making a credible threat to walk away from talks.

Whilst Trump's trip is not the full state visit he was originally promised, he was heralded by military bands on his arrival in the country and at Blenheim, and on Friday he will have tea with Queen Elizabeth.

There were also demonstrations close to Winfield House, the United States ambassador's residence near Regents Park where the president and first lady Melania Trump will spend the night. Arriving via helicopter the couple were then driven by presidential limousine onto the property, where they were welcomed by Ms May and her husband Philip. He's a wannabe dictator. Now, I speak as an outsider when I say that, but I speak as somebody who loves Europe, and I think it's too bad.

The government said Britain would act "as if in a combined customs territory" with the European Union, using technology at its border to determine whether goods from third countries were bound for Britain or the European Union, and charging the appropriate tariffs in those cases.

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