The US ambassador to the UK said he “would think” healthcare would be part of any trade deal between the US and UK, in an interview this morning.
Speaking on the BBC’s Marr Show ahead of President Trump’s state visit tomorrow, the ambassador said “all things that are traded would be on the table” in any deal.
US Ambassador to the UK Woody Johnson tells #Marr that the whole of the economy, including the #NHS, will be “on the table” in a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit https://t.co/OakG0Gu6Ro pic.twitter.com/BlYJ9GKcuJ— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) June 2, 2019
Woody Johnson, the great-grandson of one of the co-founders of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, was appointed US ambassador to the UK by President Trump in June 2017.
The US published its negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal in February 2019.
US negotiating objectives include “securing US investor rights in the UK in line with US law” and eliminating barriers to US investment in “all sectors in the UK”. They also also aim to give the US ability to support UK state-owned enterprises “engaged in providing domestic public services”.
US negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal, February 2019