Most important trade deal is with the EU: British PM Aug 14, 2019 0 319 12345 REUTERSLONDONBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the most important free trade deal that Britain needed to strike was with the European Union.Britain is due to leave the EU on October 31 and Johnson has said he is prepared for an exit whether or not any withdrawal agreement has been struck with the bloc.Johnson is seeking a deal with the EU but has not ruled out suspending parliament to prevent lawmakers’ attempts to block a no-deal exit.“The single biggest deal that we need to do is a free trade agreement with our friends and partners over the Channel,” he told Sky News.On Monday, US national security adviser John Bolton said the United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that was what the British government decided to do and would seek to work fast on a free trade agreement.“In my experience, the Americans are very tough negotiators indeed and we will do a great deal with them and it will open up opportunities for businesses, particularly services companies in the US,” Johnson said. “It will be a tough old haggle but we’ll get there.” Meanwhile, more Britons would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson using any means necessary to take Britain out of the European Union than would oppose him, an opinion poll conducted for the Daily Telegraph said on Monday.A ComRes opinion poll showed 54 percent of respondents with an opinion on the matter said they agreed with the statement: “Boris (Johnson) needs to deliver Brexit by any means, including suspending parliament if necessary, in order to prevent MPs (Members of Parliament) from stopping it.”The poll showed 46 percent disagreed with the statement. The result was based on the answers of 1,645 respondents, after those who said they did not know their preference had been excluded.If the undecided are included, the figures are 44 percent ‘agree’, 37 percent ‘disagree’ and 19 percent ‘don’t know’.The same survey found support for the Conservative Party had risen by 6 percentage points to 31 percent, compared with 27 percent who said they would back the opposition Labour Party. That result was based on 1,783 responses.That finding is largely in line with other polls showing an increase in support for the Conservatives since Johnson took over from Theresa May, who formally quit last month having failed to deliver Brexit on schedule. RELATED ARTICLES Climate campaigner Greta prepares to sail to the US on boat with no toilet Aug 14, 2019 0 676 29 US states and cities sue Trump over climate protections Aug 14, 2019 0 633 Paris launches Notre-Dame lead decontamination work Aug 14, 2019 0 401 Germany’s Merkel defends 2015 migration policy DPA Stralsund German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her migration policy on Tuesday, saying she believed her decision in September 2015 to open Germany’s borders to refugees and migrants stranded in Hungary was the .. Spain ignores call to take in minors stuck on rescue boat Madrid: Spain on Tuesday refused to consider a request from a Spanish rescue boat that it grant asylum to 31 minors stuck aboard the ship, arguing the demand was not valid. The captain of the Open Arms, Marc Reig, sent a .. Ukraine’s president offers citizenship to Russian political refugees KIEV: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday offering citizenship to Russians suffering political persecution, and also to foreigners who fought on Kiev’s side in the conflict in eastern .. Italy delays no-confidence debate in rowdy Senate session AFP Rome A ROWDY Italian Senate on Tuesday rejected a call by far-right leader Matteo Salvini for a swift no-confidence vote, deciding instead that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte would address the crisis on August 20. .. Trump official twists Statue of Liberty poem for new migrant policy Washington: The head of US immigration services on Tuesday twisted the words of a poem on the Statue of Liberty, a symbol of the US’ history of immigration, to justify the Trump administration’s latest moves to crack down ..