On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak embarked on a high-profile visit to the US Capitol, commencing with a meeting with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Sunak’s overseas visit aims to strengthen UK-US relations under the Biden administration, culminating in a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office and a joint press conference scheduled for Thursday.

Ahead of his meeting with PM Rishi Sunak, The Pavlovic Today asked Speaker Kevin McCarthy about his expectations for the meeting.

“I met him years ago, but he represents a great ally in the UK, “ responded Speaker McCarthy. ” I think there are ways we can work with trade to make our economies stronger. “

During their meeting, Speaker McCarthy discussed the“ long history and such a great combination of not just our beliefs and our freedom, but our economics,” that the US and UK share.  “Because,” said McCarthy, “I think when our bond is stronger the world is safer, and democracy grows more.”

In what could potentially be a consequential turn of events for post-Brexit British-US relations, Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic Majority Leader of the Senate, also expressed support for a trade agreement.

When asked by The Pavlovic Today if he sees hope for the US-UK trade deal, Senator Schumer conveyed, “You know, I haven’t seen too much discussion of that. Obviously, good trade between two friendly nations like the United States and UK is very important.” 

The statements from Speaker McCarthy and Senator Schumer, representing the Republican and Democratic factions, respectively, have opened the gateway for a potential momentous trade deal to be achieved between Britain and the United States.

The major British newspaper, Express, has also reported on The Pavlovic Today’s story. The paper’s headline reads, “Major trade boost for UK as Congressional leaders talk up US deal ahead of Sunak talks.”

A noticeable shift in the dynamics between the Biden administration and the UK Tory government seems to be underway.

The Pavlovic Today will be at the White House on Thursday for a joint press conference by President Joe Biden and PM Rishi Sunak.


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Ksenija Pavlovic is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Pavlovic Today, The Chief White House Correspondent. Pavlovic was a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Fellow in the Political Science department at...

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