US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned the UK government that any attempt to undermine the Irish Good Friday Agreement could impact the likelihood of a US-UK trade deal.
Biden, who is an Irish-American, said that the Irish peace accord should not become a “casualty of Brexit”.
Earlier this week, a bipartisan contingent of members of Congress wrote to the UK Prime Minister, highlighting their concerns about the government’s plans to give ministers the powers to overrule parts of the EU withdrawal agreement.
Members of Congress fear that this could in turn impact the Good Friday accord, which has guaranteed peace in Ireland since its signing in 1998. (Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com)