US President warns Johnson not to allow dispute over protocol to derail peace

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Boris Johnson with President Joe Biden 

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Joe Biden has delivered a warning to Boris Johnson not to allow a dispute over the post-Brexit settlement to destabilise the peace process here. 

Speaking alongside the Prime Minister at the White House on Tuesday night, the US president said he felt “very strongly” that any change to the “Irish accords” would undo peace efforts and could result in “a closed border”.

Asked about a UK-US trade deal, the US president told reporters in the Oval Office: “To do with the UK, that’s continuing to be discussed.

“But on the (Northern Ireland) protocols I feel very strongly on those. We spent an enormous amount of time and effort, the United States, it was a major bipartisan effort made.

“And I would not at all like to see, nor I might add would many of my Republican colleagues like to see, a change in the Irish accords, the end result having a closed border in Ireland.”

Joe Biden warns Boris Johnson not to allow a dispute over the post-Brexit settlement to destabilise peace here 

 

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