Opinion & Analysis

Not so special: Why the US won’t help Britain in the Brexit talks, by A.Gostyńska-Jakubowska, R.Korteweg

It is an article of faith among some Brexit supporters that America will ride to Britain’s rescue if relations with the EU get difficult. Things look different in Washington. President Barack Obama warned before the referendum in June that if Britain decided to leave the EU it would be at the “back of the queue” for a trade deal with the US – a warning since repeated by US officials. But perhaps America’s next president will care more about the ‘special relationship’ and help Britain get a good deal with the EU? 

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