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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:06 PM

U.S. House Speaker warns Britain that breaking Brexit treaty could imperil trade pact

Source: Reuters

POLITICS SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 / 4:23 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

U.S. House Speaker warns Britain that breaking Brexit treaty could imperil trade pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned Britain on Wednesday that ignoring some parts of its European Union divorce treaty could imperil any new trade agreement with the United States.

“If the U.K. violates that international treaty and Brexit undermines the Good Friday accord, there will be absolutely no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement passing the Congress,” the Democratic lawmaker said in a statement.

“The Good Friday Agreement is treasured by the American people and will be proudly defended in the United States Congress,” Pelosi said.

Britain quit the EU in January but has remained part of its single market, largely free of trade barriers, under an agreement that expires in December. London says that if it cannot negotiate a favorable trade deal to take effect from Jan. 1, it will simply walk away.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 07:30 PM

1. Guess I'm stunned that Madam Speaker would choose to lash

out in such absolutes. Yeah, yeah, House purse-strings and such, but does she imagine harsh threats can slow down Boris's Brexit by a couple weeks through what here may be a really tough transition in leadership positions? Meanwhile, facing down the consequences of the worldwide CoVid-19 effects on EVERYTHING!

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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 12:55 PM

2. Good. There should be no trade deal with a rogue state UK

with the impending legal action from the EU, a Biden presidency and Democratic Congress holds an awful lot of power when it comes to telling that dishevelled piece of shit Johnson to get back in his box.

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