Johnson hopes Trump won't wade into British polls


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain would leave the European Union by January 31 at the latest if his Conservative Party win a majority in the election in two weeks time.

"When you have close friends and allies like the United States and the UK, the best thing is for neither side to get involved in each other's election campaign", he told LBC radio on Friday.

The party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said the 451-page dossier was "proof" the Conservatives were putting the NHS "up for sale", as it showed a request for "total market access" from the USA, and proposals around drug pricing and patents.

"I love my children very much, but they are not standing at this election, and I am not therefore going to comment", said Johnson, whose colourful love life has attracted tabloid attention in the past.

Trump is due to arrive in London on December 2.

The president has not shied away from wading into British politics on previous visits, including criticism of Johnson's predecessor Theresa May's Brexit policy.

Pressed further, the official added: "He also, as I suspect you know, likes Boris Johnson - Prime Minister Johnson, personally".

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A senior Trump administration official said that Trump is "absolutely cognizant of not, again, wading into other country's elections". The President expressed his condolences following the terrorist attack in London.

Corbyn has made post-Brexit transatlantic relations a key issue in his campaign, warning voters that the USA will demand Britain's National Health Service be "on the table" in talks on a future trade deal.

In June, the US ambassador to Britain, Woody Johnson, told the BBC that the NHS would be on the table in future trade talks between a post-Brexit Britain and Washington.

"The NHS is not for sale", he said.

Mr Trump did have some criticism for Mr Johnson's Brexit deal, claiming it hinders trade with the US.

As the election campaign enters its final weeks, Johnson told a press conference he wanted to keep in place preparations the government has made for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. One poll gauged Trump's favorability versus Lincoln, who was the US president between 1861 and 1865 and who steered America through the Civil War and abolished slavery.