The great fanfare around the US-UK trade agreement creates expectations that almost certainly will not be met, argues Dalibor Rohac (AEI). While the Trump administration is looking for an easy deal and a symbolic gesture, it stands little chance of getting through the current House of Representatives, or being upheld by a Biden White House. Negotiating an FTA with the US needn’t be a priority for the British either. Given how unpopular the current US administration is in the UK, the political and PR value of these negotiations is low, if not negative.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2020/05/13/great-expectations-us-uk-trade-deal-will-most-likely-disappoint/