Joe Biden: "We cannot allow the Good Friday Agreement to become a Brexit accident."


US presidential candidate Joe Biden has stressed the controversy over Britain's new Brexit bill and warned that it would affect the future UK-US trade agreement.

Joe Biden: "We cannot allow the Good Friday Agreement to become a Brexit accident."


The Democratic challenger raised concerns among senior US politicians that changes to the domestic market bill would undermine the Good Friday agreement.

Mr. Biden tweeted: "We cannot allow the Good Friday Agreement to allow peace in Northern Ireland to become a Brexit accident."

"Any trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom must be strong in order to respect the agreement and prevent the return of the strict border."

The intervention comes after a strange day of diplomacy in Washington DC for British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

In his diary of his engagements in the US capital, the trade agreement between Britain and the United States was prominent, but Brexit was an international agreement and a matter of breaking the law.

Her day started off very positively.

His host, Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, called the "special relationship" "stronger than ever" and said: "We have confidence in Britain, I'm sure they will fix it."

Amidst the diplomatic warmth of the morning audience at the State Department, they had welcoming words. An afternoon cold presented the opposite.

The British Foreign Secretary attended a scheduled meeting with Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was already on record as expressing her displeasure at the UK's actions on Brexit, saying that it would hurt Britain and the United States. A free trade agreement can be’ rejected.

His ideas are important. Democratic votes would be needed’ to win any UK-US trade agreement through Congress.

Speaker Pelosi reiterated his warning to Mr. Raab in a face-to-face meeting.

In a subsequent statement, he said: "If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit violates the Good Friday Agreement, there is no definite possibility of a US-UK trade agreement for Congress to approve. Will be."

It is clear that the American political establishment has to read its own ceremonies and has other, influential voices in its ears - at least not the Irish lobby in the United States.

In his State Department news conference, Mr. Raab insisted that the threat to the Good Friday Agreement was posed’ by the EU's "politicization" of the issue.

In a meeting with Speaker Pelosi, he tried to reassure him that the British government would not undermine the Good Friday Agreement and would never set up a strict border in Northern Ireland.

British officials said the solution was to withdraw from the European Union, rather than in the United States.

However, their Brexit trip will soon bring them across the Atlantic. How negotiations with the European Union will unfold will dictate how hard they will be sold’ in the United States.


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