DONALD Trump has backed Boris Johnson to stay as PM after vowing to do a “magnificent” trade deal with the UK.
The US President said Boris was “going nowhere” despite furious Remainer MPs calling for the PM’s head after this morning’s Supreme Court showdown.
Jeremy Corbyn has ordered the PM to resign after 11 justices ruled his Parliament shutdown was unlawful.
But as he met the PM during the UN Assembly in New York, Mr Trump said: “I’ll tell you, I know him well, he’s not going anywhere.”
Johnson said: “No, no, no.”
He added: “Tomorrow is another day in parliament.
When asked if he had any reaction to the Supreme Court verdict, the President said: “I had no reaction … for him it’s just another day at the office.”
Mr Trump said it took a leader of Mr Johnson’s stature to get Brexit done.
I’ll tell you, I know him well, he’s not going anywhere.
On the court decision, Johnson said: “I disagree profoundly with what they had to say. I think it was entirely eight to go ahead with a plan for a Queens speech.”
“Frankly we need to get on with Brexit,” he said. “Whether they voted to Leave or Remain they want to get this thing done by October 31 and thats what were going to do.”
Boris was handed a boost earlier this afternoon when Mr Trump said the US would broker a “magnificent” trade deal with the UK.
He said: “As the United Kingdom makes preparation for its exit from the European Union I have made clear that we stand ready to complete an exceptional new trade agreement that will bring opportunities to our countries.”
In a speech this morning to business leaders in New York, Mr Johnson demanded both countries “break down barriers” to trade and sign a bumper trade deal after we leave the EU.
“All the evidence suggests that free trade is the best and fastest way to increase prosperity of both countries,” he stressed.
Britain will take a “giant step out into the world” and leave he EU with confidence, he insisted.
“On October 31 we intend to be more global, more outward looking than ever before.
“We are going to take advantages of all the freedoms Brexit can give.”
We will roll out the red carpet for our American friends – we want to do the much wanted free trade deal.
“We will roll out the red carpet for our American friends – we want to do the much wanted free trade deal.”
He vowed to make London “the place you will want to be and want your business to be… I say to everyone here, come and join us!”
Boris has hinted at tax cuts and deregulation for businesses to lure them across the pond.
His crunch meetings come after 11 justices ruled this morning that Boris’ advice to the Queen to shut down Parliament before Brexit was unlawful and it was null and void.
MPs are heading back to Westminster tomorrow morning, and could now use the extra time to try and frustrate Brexit further.
The PM said today: “I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court,” but refused to resign.
But he raised the possibility of shutting down Parliament again in the coming days.
“I don’t think the justices remotely excluded the possibility of having a Queen’s Speech but what we will certainly do is ensure Parliament has plenty of time to debate Brexit,” he told the media at lunchtime.
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“Parliament has been debating Brexit for three years solidly now is the chance for us to get a deal, come out of the Eu on Oct 31 and that is what we are going to do”
“I strongly disagree with this decision of the Supreme Court. I have the upmost respect for our judiciary, I don’t think this was the right decision.
“I think that the prorogation has been used for centuries without this kind of challenge.”
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