Michael Brennan: Biden’s support for Ireland is key in inch-by-inch Brexit battle

Those who threaten to invoke Article 16 will be given pause for thought if the ‘special relationship’ between the US and UK is perceived to be at risk

15th November, 2021
Michael Brennan: Biden’s support for Ireland is key in inch-by-inch Brexit battle
‘Biden has been consistent in warning Johnson that any breach of the Northern Ireland protocol will torpedo the chances of a US-British trade deal’

Joe Biden’s joy about Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks has given Boris Johnson another timely reminder of just how strong his ties are to Ireland.

The US President not only sent a “good luck” message to the Irish rugby team before last Saturday’s match, but he followed up with a video call to them in their hotel afterwards.

Biden has been consistent in warning Johnson that...

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