Thursday October 1, 2020

Britain banking on business as usual with a forgiving US

Prominent US politicians may have used harsh words about the British government’s behaviour on the withdrawal agreement, but the US will act in its own interest, and if that means dealing with Britain rather than Ireland and the EU, then it will do so

13th September, 2020
2
Nancy Pelosi: the US Speaker of the House claimed there would be no chance of a US/UK trade agreement passing the Congress if Britain undermines the Good Friday Accord, but was she bluffing? Picture: Getty

Last week on Capitol Hill, Ireland secured a minor diplomatic victory in the aftermath of the shock revelation that Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, was poised to renege on parts of the EU withdrawal agreement. The pushback from Democratic Congressional leaders was fast and forceful.

“The UK must respect the Northern Ireland protocol as signed with the EU to ensure the free flow of goods across the border,” Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, said....

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The US election in November will not feature a repeat of the massive 2016 data breach, the social media giant’s head of global policy has claimed

Emmet Ryan | 1 day ago

The US President will aggressively deny the accuracy of the newspaper’s story — yet it is based on returns compiled by his own accountants, lawyers and advisers

Susan O'Keeffe | 2 days ago

Far from reducing the barriers faced by American exports, as he had promised, the president has managed to increase them almost across the board

Anne O Krueger | 1 week ago