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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:19 PM

No chance of US trade deal if Irish Accord hit-Pelosi

A US-UK trade deal will not get through Congress if Brexit undermines the Good Friday Agreement, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives has said.
BBC News
August 14,2019

Democrat Nancy Pelosi, whose party controls the House, said the UK's exit from the EU could not be allowed to endanger the Irish peace deal. Her comments came after the US national security adviser said the UK would be "first in line" for a trade deal.
John Bolton spoke after meeting Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London.

The reimposition of frontier controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland if the UK leaves the EU without mutual agreement on 31 October - a so-called "hard Brexit" - is seen as a threat to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, which ended decades of bloodshed in Northern Ireland.
"Whatever form it takes, Brexit cannot be allowed to imperil the Good Friday Agreement, including the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland," Ms Pelosi said in a statement on Wednesday.

...Lewis Lukens, a former deputy chief of mission at the US embassy in London and former acting US ambassador, said Mr Bolton was aligned to President Trump's "America first agenda" and would be making "strong demands" on the UK to back the US position on issues like China, Iran and Chinese tech giant Huawei.


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KatyMan Aug 2019 #1

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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:37 PM

1. A no deal Brexit will be ugly

For Ireland. But that's what these fuckers want: unrest, instability, chaos. It somehow makes money for them or they wouldn't support it.

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