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Quid Pro Joe over Brexit?

Former VP Joe Biden is putting pressure on UK PM Boris Johnson to strike a deal with the EU on trade.

In September 2020, Biden said,

We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit. Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.”

So effectively the Biden administration wants to dictate terms to one of its closest allies and the world’s oldest democracy. Even if a trade deal with the EU turns out to be so disadvantageous to the UK, Quid Pro Joe is effectively saying “take it or else” otherwise your trade deal with the US will be affected.

Should Johnson forget the referendum and quasi second referendum where the majority of British voters spoke about leaving the EU? His duty is to follow through on that, not be threatened by the US. If a “no deal” ends up better for Britons than any trade negotiation, Biden should accept that democratic decision, not try to bully an outcome for his globalists pals. Perhaps Hunter Biden can get a lucrative job as an EU trade advisor?