US President Biden has accused UK PM, Boris Johnson of ‘inflaming’ Irish tensions
US President Joe Biden has accused UK PM, Boris Johnson of ‘inflaming’ Irish tensions.
”President Biden ordered US officials to issue Boris Johnson with an extraordinary diplomatic rebuke for imperilling the Northern Ireland peace process over Brexit, The Times can reveal.”
”Yael Lempert, America’s most senior diplomat in Britain, told Lord Frost the Brexit minister, at a meeting that the government was “inflaming” tensions in Ireland and Europe with its opposition to checks at ports in the province.”
Meanwhile, the pound had already been under pressure on Wednesday relating to the matter.
Biden had warned Britain that their trading relationship was at risk if Britain did not toe the line with the Ireland agreement.
"If the relationship between the EU and the UK over this does worsen, it could be a significant headwind for sterling… but I think the market would rather ignore it," said Jane Foley, senior FX strategist at Rabobank.
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June 9, 2021 at 04:38PM