The UK’s former envoy to the EU Ivan Rogers told The Observer on Saturday that senior officials in European governments believe British Prime Minister Boris Johnson may decide on a no-deal Brexit after the results of the 3 November US presidential elections are announced. Rogers cited the officials as saying that Johnson will most likely pick the no-deal if Donald Trump is re-elected. “Several very senior sources in capitals have told me they believe Johnson will await clarity on the presidential election result before finally deciding whether to jump to ‘no deal’ with the EU, or to conclude that this is just too risky with [Democratic presidential nominee Joe] Biden heading for the White House, and hence live with some highly suboptimal skinny free-trade agreement”, the ex-envoy said. He added that in case of a Trump victory, high-ranking European officials believe that Johnson will think “history was going his way” with POTUS rather than Biden in the White House, something that may prompt the UK PM to conclude that he could reach “a quick and substantial post-Brexit US-UK trade deal”. Rogers warned that if Biden wins the 3 November election, it would prove hugely problematic for Johnson’s government and would… Read full this story
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