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UK-US trade deal wouldn't be enough to make up for leaving the EU - minister


A post-Brexit trade deal with the United States would not be enough on its own to make up for leaving the European Union, British justice minister David Lidington said on Sunday.

A Union Jack flag flies near the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, at the Houses of Parliament in central London, U.K., on March 29, 2017.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday met with British Prime Minister Theresa May and said he hoped the United States can quickly seal a bilateral trade deal.

"It wouldn't be enough on its own, no," Lidington told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

"But it would be a very good thing to have - as would trade deals with the emerging economies of Asia and Latin America."

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