Latest Issue

UK-US trade deal cheerleading will be drowned out by complexity

Today’s Trump-May press conference contained nothing of substance on the matter—and no wonder

By George Magnus  

Theresa May and Donald Trump meet at the White House ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA Images

Standing next to President Donald Trump, Theresa May spoke for rather longer than her host at their first press conference on Friday. The president said nothing at all about trade, while the Prime Minister left it to the end of her remarks to say that both sides aimed to build on their commercial relationship and that a trade deal would be in the interest…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect