Trump's Northern Ireland envoy issues border warning - FT

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden defended Good Friday agreement during UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab’s visit to Washington DC

Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden defended Good Friday agreement during UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab’s visit to Washington DC

Joe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and support for an European Union bruised by Donald Trump while making it clear he would preside over the Atlantic alliance.

The Blackstone Chambers barrister said he had "found it increasingly hard to reconcile" his obligations as a lawyer with provisions in the Internal Market Bill which, if passed, would give ministers powers to override parts of the 2019 withdrawal agreement.

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said in her State of the Union address: "It can not be unilaterally changed, disregarded".

France warned against collapsing Brexit trade talks - a step it said could suit some in London. "This is a matter of law and trust and good faith".

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the Budget plan for 2021, to be unveiled on October 13, is being drawn up on the assumption of a no-deal Brexit crashout.

The discussion around the Good Friday Agreement in the midst of Brexit comes after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the Internal Market Bill, which could potentially upend portions of the already agreed-upon Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

The Associated Press news service reported on Thursday that the president of the EU's executive arm was insisting the United Kingdom could not change a bilateral agreement without destroying trust in the country.

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During his meeting with the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on 16 September 2020, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo denied any claims on blocking the UK-US free trade deal.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US was clear on the importance of the peace accords but understood "the complexity of the situation".

Raab is meeting USA politicians including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has warned that Britain won't secure a much sought-after trade deal with the United States - which would require congressional approval - if it undermines the peace accord.

Mr Eastwood added that having no border in Ireland was paramount to securing a trade deal with the U.S., and that if this condition was not met, an agreement "will not be accepted by anybody at the height of power" on the other side of the Atlantic.

Mr Biden also shared a strongly-worded letter, signed by four senior members of Congress, which urged Mr Johnson to "abandon any and all legally questionable and unfair efforts" to breach its agreement with the EU.

US Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, who has roots in County Mayo, also voiced his unwavering support of the Good Friday Agreement earlier this week.

Johnson has described his legislation as a "safety net" to protect the integrity of the U.K. It was necessary, he said, to prevent "extreme or irrational interpretation" of the protocol dealing with Northern Ireland that could lead to a border in the Irish Sea separating Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K. It is to be recalled that Pelosi had cautioned that the US-UK trade deal could suffer if Britain moves against the global trade treaty.

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