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DESPACITO JOE BIDEN Warns UK on Brexit and Good Friday Agreement

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Via The Irish Times (https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/joe-biden-warns-britain-the-belfast-agreement-cannot-become-casualty-of-brexit-1.4356187)…

US presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned Britain that the Belfast Agreement cannot become “a casualty of Brexit, ” as he stressed that a trade deal with the United States is contingent upon the agreement being upheld.

In his first comments on the deepening controversy over the British government’s move to introduce domestic legislation that overrides some of the commitments made in the withdrawal agreement with the European Union last year, Mr Biden warned.

“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 US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.”

His intervention on Twitter is likely to put further pressure on the government of Boris Johnson over the controversial move, amid alarm on Capitol Hill about the latest Brexit developments and their implications for Northern Ireland.

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Cudwieser
Cudwieser
September 18, 2020

Welcome back Joe. Seriously though this isn’t news. The Good Friday Agreement and Bexit isn’t news as these were stumbling points since 2016 and doubtless will be the bane of Westminster for years to come. It is one big hen come home to roost in Westminster and rightfully so. While I’m no fan of the EU who are just as dictatorial as Westminster (peas in a pod) and would actually be happy to see it fracture, the reality of the good friday agreement was one of greed and hubris. Westminster wanted Ireland for labour and resource, but cared nothing for… Read more »

Luka-The-K9
Reply to  Cudwieser
September 18, 2020

A while ago Hillary Clinton was reported to be seeking to purchase a residence in Northern Ireland.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  Luka-The-K9
September 18, 2020

Was that before or after 2016?

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
September 18, 2020

Watch out for this one, Alex, and stay safe! https://www.severe-weather.eu/mcd/medicane-ianos-greece-mk/

Looks like it will have more impact than creepy Despacito Joe.

Hawaii guy
Hawaii guy
September 18, 2020

So this is not meddling, got it.

Cudwieser
Cudwieser
Reply to  Hawaii guy
September 18, 2020

FFS Hawaii. This is comedy. Anything Religious, Political or in anyway authoritarian, santimonious and pretentious in met with ridicule, p*ss take and gross irreverence over here. This is for want of phrase a nothing burger. As David said Joe hasn’t a clue and has merely repeated a Hillary spiel.

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BorisN
BorisN
November 16, 2020

The Northern Ireland Minister stated that the legislation violated international law ‘in a limited and specified way’. You forget that Biden has Irish roots and contrary to what Mercouris argues, Ireland and the Northern Ireland parties have stated that the Good Friday Agreement is sacrosanct. How about holding the UK government to an agreement to which it entered freely instead of blaming the EU for problems that Boris Johnson chose to create for himself? Finally, Biden has in fact won the election, so grab your pop corn and enjoy the show.

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