"Our hefty international influence rested on our history and reputation, buttressed by our membership of the European Union and our close alliance with the United States. Suddenly, we are no longer an irreplaceable bridge between Europe and America. We are now less relevant to them both."
UK FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of putting pressure on the Good Friday Agreement with its approach to the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Pressure mounting for breakthrough ahead of EU leaders’ video conference.
My former Conservative colleagues: ask yourselves what Boris Johnson has achieved, and heed the damning answer
Ireland says it will block Brexit trade deal unless Boris Johnson backs down on Internal Market Bill 15/11/2020
There is ‘no way’ EU member states will ratify agreement while UK is breaking another one, foreign minister says.
‘If the UK moves forward with this Internal Market Bill… there will be no US-UK trade deal – period’ – Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle [3 mins] 09/11/2020
We spoke to Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle, who sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which is responsible for international trade agreements.
PM risks major confrontation with Joe Biden by persevering with internal market bill.
'there will be no US-UK trade deal - period' if the UK government moves forward with the Internal Market Bill - Congressman Brendan Boyle [1 min] 09/11/2020
“This is a clear red line for us.” / Congressman Brendan Boyle says “there will be no US-UK trade deal - period” if the UK government moves forward with the Internal Market Bill.
'if UK passes law designed to break International law ... there will be no [EU] trade deal' - Simon Coveney 09/11/2020
"It’s for UK Parl to legislate as it sees fit. But understand, if UK passes law designed to break International Law, WI & Protocol, then there will be no trade deal. EU cannot ratify a new deal while U.K. is legislating to break a previous agreement. Trust & Good Faith Matters."
Former PM strongly critical of Boris Johnson’s internal market bill as Lords reject it
Lord Falconer issues warning as House of Lords prepares to vote on internal market bill.
PM on collision course with Joe Biden and EU if he pushes ahead with "lamentable" proposals.
‘How can we reproach other countries if their behaviour becomes reprehensible when we ourselves have such scant regard for the treaties we sign up to’, former Tory leader says
Government accused by peers of acting like a ‘third world dictatorship’ over Internal Market Bill 09/11/2020
Downing Street says it is prepared to overturn any changes to the legislation.
Labour's Lord Falconer tells HuffPost UK internal market bill could cost Britain a "terrible price" with peers set to defeat government.
Dominic Raab refuses to say if law-breaking Northern Ireland measures will be dropped to smooth relations with Biden 08/11/2020
President-elect says peace in Northern Ireland must not be casualty of Brexit.
PM urged to recognise pursuit of no-deal Brexit would be regarded as serious error by US.
Prime minister wants to overwrite parts of treaty he agreed at beginning of the year.
Joe Biden has warned PM if elected he will not sign trade deal unless certain clauses removed.
Joe Biden presidency wouldn’t derail hopes of post-Brexit trade deal, Cabinet minister insists 25/10/2020
Frontrunner Joe Biden has warned he would not sign a free trade deal with the UK if the Good Friday Agreement is undermined.
‘The damage is to our standing in the world,’ says former chief justice Igor Judge.
Peers back by huge margin amendment saying Bill would ‘undermine the rule of law’.
Conservative Baroness Couttie said there is a lack of evidence to back up the government's claim that the EU is acting in bad faith.
British government suffers House of Lords defeat over Brexit deal breaking international law 20/10/2020
Peers have backed a "regret" amendment by a majority of 226, condemning the contentious provisions and warning they "would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom".