Uk news No free trade deal if UK breaks Good Friday Agreement, US warns London news

MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson has been warned that the US will not support any free trade pact with the UK if it fails to uphold its commitments to Northern Ireland as part of Brexit.

Uk news No free trade deal if UK breaks Good Friday Agreement, US warns London news

MetiNews.Com - Boris Johnson has been warned that the US will not support any free trade pact with the UK if it fails to uphold its commitments to Northern Ireland as part of Brexit.

Uk news  No free trade deal if UK breaks Good Friday Agreement, US warns London news
16 September 2020 - 01:56

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Boris Johnson has been warned that the US will not support any free trade pact with the UK if it fails to uphold its commitments to Northern Ireland as part of Brexit. The UK Internal Market Bill cleared its first Commons hurdle on Monday despite deep misgivings by some senior Tories. Amendments to the Northern Ireland provisions are expected to emerge in the Commons next week. Four US congressmen, led by chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel, have written to Prime Minister Mr Johnson urging the Government to respect its open border and peace process with Northern Ireland.

. "With the issues raised in this letter in mind, we therefore urge you to abandon any and all legally questionable and unfair efforts to flout the Northern Ireland protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement and look to ensure that Brexit negotiations do not undermine the decades of progress to bring peace to Northern Ireland and future options for the bilateral relationship between our two countries." Read more How many MPs voted for the Internal Market Bill? The letter, which was also signed by Mr Engel's fellow Democrats Richard Neal and William Keating as well as Republican Peter King, comes less than a week after Nancy Pelosi said there would be "absolutely no chance" of a US-UK trade deal if Mr Johnson overrides the Brexit deal with Brussels. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives said the American Congress would never pass an economic agreement that it felt could "imperil" the Northern Ireland peace accord. Ministers have admitted the proposed Internal Market Bill will breach international law. However, they argue the new proposed legislation is necessary to protect the Northern Ireland peace process if London and Brussels are unable to agree a free trade deal before the current Brexit transition period runs out at the end of the year.

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Uk news No free trade deal if UK breaks Good Friday Agreement, US warns London news


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