Biden To Pressure UK Over Brexit And Northern Ireland

The Irish Times reports:

Joe Biden will press Boris Johnson to resolve Britain’s dispute with the European Union over the Northern Ireland Protocol when they meet in Cornwall on Thursday ahead of a summit of G7 leaders. The meeting comes amid signs that talks between London and Brussels are close to collapse, with the EU warning it will retaliate with trade sanctions if Britain unilaterally breaches the agreement again.

National security adviser Jake Sullivan said Mr Biden believed the Protocol was “critical to ensuring that the spirit, promise and future of the Good Friday [Belfast] Agreement is protected”. The London Times reported on Wednesday night that Mr Biden ordered US officials in Britain to issue a diplomatic rebuke to Mr Johnson’s government for endangering the peace process over Brexit.

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