While the balance of power in Parliament has continued to shift in favour of the Democratic Party, the approval of Pelosi and her majority will be decisive in reaching a trade agreement between the two nations. Pelosi said her phone had been ringing about new developments in London, where the UK government has put in place national legislation that could repeal parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement already signed with the European Union. U.S. House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi warned there would be “absolutely no chance of a trade deal between the United States and Britain going through Congress” if Britain violated an international treaty and Brexit undermined the Belfast deal. She added: “If the UK violates its international agreements and Brexit undermines the Good Friday agreement, there will be absolutely no chance that the free trade agreement between Britain and the US will pass through Congress. Her statements came after U.S. House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi warned that there would be “absolutely no chance” of a U.S.-Britain trade deal if Brexit undermined the Good Friday deal. Raab had previously accused the EU of wanting to politicize the Brexit withdrawal deal and insisted that Britain did not want to build new infrastructure on the Northern Ireland-Ireland border. In Washington, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is trying to restore relations with pro-Irish Democrats, fearing that the UK`s attempt to leave the EU on its own terms could jeopardise the Good Friday peace deal. House of Representatives spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi reiterated that if the UK does not abandon the Brexit deal, there will be no trade deal between the US and Britain. They also said they supported Pelosi`s statement that she would not support a free trade agreement that would jeopardize Ireland`s broader peace process. The Quartet called on Mr. Raab to “abandon all or any legally dubious and unfair effort not to frame the Northern Irish protocol of the withdrawal agreement.” “The UK must comply with the Northern Ireland Protocol signed with the EU to ensure the free movement of goods across the border,” Pelosi said.
“Whatever Brexit is, Brexit must not jeopardise the Good Friday agreement, including the stability of the invisible and fluid border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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