World Brexit: Joe Biden warns Great Britain on the Northern Ireland question
Joe Biden reminds Boris Johnson the world is watching Brexit -- and some are not impressed
Joe Biden has provided UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson with the latest reminder that the world is watching how his government is handling Brexit. © AFP/WPA Pool/Getty Images The Democratic Presidential candidate tweeted on Wednesday: "We can't allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit. Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.
The Good Friday Agreement brought peace to Northern Ireland - Joe Biden sees him as endangered by the British government's Brexit plans. That is why the US presidential candidate is setting conditions for a free trade agreement with London.
US presidential candidateaddressed with clear words and linked the talks on a US-British trade agreement with the peace agreement for . "We cannot allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to fall victim to Brexit," wrote Biden on . A trade agreement between the and the United Kingdom must respect the 1998 peace agreement and prevent the return of a hard border with . "Period," wrote Biden.
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The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 ended the bloody Northern Ireland conflict after decades. It provides for an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
The Democrat shared a non-partisan letter from four US Congressmen to British Prime Ministerunder his tweet. The MPs warn Great Britain that Congress will not approve a trade agreement if it does not meet "British commitments with regard to Northern Ireland". Biden runs against incumbent Donald Trump.
The British Foreign Ministermet leading US politicians in on Wednesday to talk about a free trade agreement after Brexit. After a conversation with his US colleague , Raab emphasized the importance of a "clean, resilient economic recovery" from the corona pandemic. Both sides are willing to sign an agreement: "I think there is a huge opportunity for a win-win deal and we are convinced that we can achieve this," said Raab.
Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning: Financial Times
Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning: Financial TimesBritish Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson is proposing new legislation that would break the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit divorce treaty that seeks to avoid a physical customs border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland.
The Democratic Chairman of the House of Representatives,London sought to allay US Democrats' concerns on Thursday. The British government will not jeopardize the Good Friday Agreement under any circumstances, said Health Secretary Edward Argar , warned
the radio station LBCIn the midst of the Brexit talks with the European Union, a legislative proposal by the government in
LondonJohnson complains that the agreement with the EU could decouple Northern Ireland from the rest of the country and expose it to the European Union's arbitrariness. For the EU, Johnson's move is a violation of the law - even the government in London has admitted that its Plan
violates international lawBrussels
Between the economy and pandemic, Biden keeps his advantage nationally: POLL .
He retains a 10-point national lead in a head-to-head match up with Trump. Biden's 54%-44% advantage over Trump in a two-way contest precisely matches the last national ABC/Post poll in mid-August. Biden's support slips to 49% when the Libertarian and Green Party candidates are included, versus 43% for Trump.