Express.co.uk poll: Should Nigel Farage be brought into Brexit negotiations? Have YOUR SAY

Posted on Jun 2 2019 - 4:51pm by admin

Express.co.uk readers can vote in our poll on whether Mr Farage should be part of Brexit talks with the EU. It comes after Mr Trump insisted it was a “mistake” not to involve the Brexit Party leader in negotiations. The US President said Mr Farage has a “lot to offer” and is someone he likes “a lot”.

Mr Trump told the Sunday Times: “He is a very smart person. They won’t bring him in. Think how well they would do if they did. They just haven’t figured that out yet.”

Mr Farage’s Brexit Party topped a new Opinium poll on who voters would back in a general election with 26 percent.

The brand new party also swept the board in last month’s European elections and they will send 29 MEPs to Brussels.

Speaking ahead his three-day state visit which kicks off tomorrow, Mr Trump advised Prime Minister Theresa May’s replacement to abandon talks with the EU unless the bloc offers a better deal by October 31.

Mr Trump said: “They gotta get it done. They got to get it done. They have got to get the deal closed, right?

“If they don’t get what they want, I would walk away. Yes, I would walk away.

“If you don’t get the deal you want, if you don’t get a fair deal, then you walk away.”

The US leader added that the UK should withhold the £39 billion divorce bill.

He said: “If I were them, I wouldn’t pay 50 billion dollars. That is a big number. I wouldn’t pay 50 billion dollars. That is me. I would not pay – that is a tremendous number.”

Mr Trump also pledged to “go all out” to strike a free trade deal between the UK and the US as soon as Britain leaves the EU.

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