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Sir Peter Westmacott, Britain's Ambassador to the United States between 2012 and 2016

Theresa May’s hopes of a quick Brexit trade deal with Trump are ‘not going to happen’

Former UK ambassador to the US Sir Peter Westmacott told Business Insider that the Trump administration would exploit Britain's weakness in any negotiations.
Sir Peter Westmacott at the British Embassy in Washington, 2015.

A Brexit trade deal with Trump would put British farmers under ‘severe threat’ warns former ambassador to US

Sir Peter Westmacott, who served in Washington between 2012 and 2016, warned that Britain would be forced to open up its markets to cheap American meat as the "price" of any new arrangement. 'Many of our farmers and poultry producers will be under severe threat,' he said.