General election puts Brexit on hold

On Tuesday, it was decided that the UK would be holding an early general election on 12 December 2019. This might shift the priorities in Westminster, and split the country’s focus. PM Boris Johnson has said that he will let go of his Brexit deal for now as the spotlight shines on the general election.

Notably, today, POTUS Trump remarked that the UK and US would not be able to trade if Johnson’s Brexit deal comes into place. Trump, however, did not remark which aspects of the deal would jeopardise the UK-US trade relationship so, to what extent this is true, is still highly questionable.