The lucrative UK/US trade deal is dead - so will it Liz Truss now press ahead with ripping up parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol?
Liz Truss concedes post-Brexit free trade deal with US will not restart for years as she prepares for Joe Biden meeting 20/09/2022
Liz Truss has conceded negotiations for a post-Brexit free trade deal with the US will not restart for years as she flew to New York ahead of a meeting with Joe Biden.
White House warns Truss ripping up Northern Ireland protocol ‘not conducive’ to trade talks 08/09/2022
Biden discussed post-Brexit impasse with new PM in their first phone call.
Former prime minister declares that trade deal is off the table until problems are solved.
Andrew Marr grills Conor Burns MP as he struggles to name an American politician supportive of the government's plan to scrap parts of the NI Protocol without EU support.
Brexit Chickens Come Home to Roost 07/06/2022
While the picture’s hardly pretty and certainly not what advocates of Brexit envisioned, none of it surprises economists. As a former Bank of England official observed: “You run a trade war against yourself, bad things happen.”
Northern Ireland’s second-biggest political party says it will block the formation of a working Belfast legislature, deepening political deadlock over post-Brexit trade rules.
Influential delegation likely to underline Biden’s commitment to defending Good Friday agreement and US role as a guarantor.
Truss urged to step back from brink in explosive Brexit spat with Brussels over Northern Ireland 12/05/2022
Tearing up Northern Ireland protocol ‘will spark trade war, drive up inflation and damage UK influence’, warns senior Tory MP.
Boris Johnson refuses to retract claim that Ukraine’s fight against Russia is like Brexit vote 22/03/2022
Any prospect of prime minister being invited to this week’s EU summit appears to have vanished – but Joe Biden will be there.
Sinn Fein was once disparaged as the political wing of the IRA. It’s now on course to be the biggest party in both the north and south of the island.
Wrong to ‘conflate’ issues, Boris Johnson’s spokesman insists – after US official said talks were on hold because of Article 16 fears.
European affairs minister says British government out of step with preserving peace with protocol threats.
Brussels chief says US president agrees Britain should not ditch post-Brexit protocol.
Government should lift ‘veil of secrecy’ as big decisions are made about protocol, says shadow NI secretary.
'Hang on we were told the UK was first in line for a trade deal,' wrote one Twitter user.
Brexit Is Still a Hot Mess - Time 23/10/2021
One thing that hasn’t? Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union, is still a hot mess. / The latest chapter in the saga has the British government threatening to go “nuclear” and invoke Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Protocol—not good for already tense U.K.-E.U. relations.
Ministers are saying “this won’t be as bad as the winter of discontent”. I dread to think what they’ll promise next.
Boris Johnson talked up a trade deal with the U.S. as one of the major prizes of his campaign for Brexit. Sitting in the Oval Office on Tuesday, it was clear the U.K. leader has little hope of delivering it.
Joe Biden has downplayed prospects of brokering a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK by instead warning Boris Johnson that peace in Northern Ireland must not be jeopardised over post-Brexit trade rules.
A swift transatlantic FTA was repeatedly trumpeted by Leave campaigners, including Mr Johnson, as the biggest prize from Brexit.
Boris Johnson has accepted that the UK will not get a quick trade deal with the US, in an embarrassing admission as he prepares for his first White House meeting with president Joe Biden.
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives discussed the Northern Ireland Protocol with Johnson in Downing Street.
UK-US trade deal ‘very unlikely’ if Brexit talks damage Irish peace process, warns Pelosi 17/09/2021
The Speaker of the US House of Representatives said today that a breakdown in the talks over the Northern Ireland Protocol would be “problematic” for a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal.