The US government is backing Britain for a hard Brexit. If London decides to leave the EU without an agreement between the European Union and Britain, the United States would be delighted to support it, said National Security Advisor John Bolton during a visit to the British capital.
Bolton did not rule out that the United States and the United Kingdom could conclude individual agreements on trade relations in various sectors and would exclude more difficult areas for the time being. But the ultimate goal is a comprehensive trade agreement.
Bolton said US President Donald Trump was on a successful Brexit. Trump phoned Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to the White House, Trump expressed its appreciation for the partnership with Great Britain. He looks forward to meeting Johnson soon in person.
Meanwhile, the British are out of concern for an unregulated United Kingdom and European Union membership referendum According to a study, goods worth four billion British pounds (about 4.3 billion euros) were already hoarded. Almost one in five have begun to increase their supply of food, beverages or medicines, said the financial services provider Premium Credit on Monday in London. For the study, 1052 consumers were interviewed who have a job.
Those who hoard are mainly supplied with food (74 percent), followed by pharmaceutical products (50) and drinks (46). In the event of an EU exit without agreement many experts expect temporary supply bottlenecks, mainly caused by long waiting times for trucks at the borders at customs controls.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to lead Britain out of the European Union on 31st October – “come what may.” He threatens to leave without an agreement if Brussels does not agree to his request for changes to the exit agreement negotiated with his predecessor Theresa May. This increases the danger of a no-deal-Brexit that would damage the economy and many other areas of life.
Many companies also fear delivery bottlenecks. Last week, the British pizza chain Domino’s announced that it would increase its inventories. About a third of the ingredients are sourced from abroad, including tomato sauce and pineapple.