Pelosi unready to support UK trade deal as Brexit progresses
Pelosi said last year that she would oppose a U.K. trade deal if Brexit harmed the Good Friday Accords, an agreement that led to power-sharing in Northern Ireland, and which was ratified in elections in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The agreement was reached after decades of violence involving paramilitary groups and the U.K. government known as “the Troubles.”
“I think that perhaps [U.K.] Prime Minister Boris Johnson knows how important this is, but the proof will be in the pudding,” she added.
The European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday ratified the Brexit agreement, which will go into effect Friday at midnight. The U.K. has 11 months to work out final details of a new trade regime with the EU, which Pelosi said would be key to determining her support.
“The last administration had a policy of putting the U.K. at the back of the line,” he said. “We have a policy of putting the U.K. at the front of the line.”
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