Johnson hails lifting of US travel ban but says trade deal progress unlikely

PM plays down prospects for a breakthrough as he prepares to head to the White House

Boris Johnson hailed Joe Biden’s decision to lift the US travel ban on Monday as he prepared to head to the White House, but said progress on a post-Brexit trade deal was unlikely, because the president has “a lot of fish to fry”.

Johnson appeared blindsided by the lifting of the travel ban, having played down the prospects for a breakthrough en route to the US, telling reporters: “I wouldn’t hold your breath.”

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