Leaders in ‘complete harmony’ on Belfast Agreement, says Johnson after Biden talks

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      (Irish Times) The US, UK and EU had “complete harmony” on finding solutions to uphold the Belfast Agreement, British prime minister Boris Johnson has said after holding talks with US president Joe Biden in Cornwall.

      “There’s complete harmony on the need to keep going, find solutions, and make sure we uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement,” Mr Johnson said. “And I think what’s interesting is Northern Ireland is a fantastic place and it’s got amazing potential. It is a great, great part of the UK.”

      Asked if Mr Biden had made his alarm about the situation in Northern Ireland very clear, Mr Johnson said: “No he didn’t.”

      “America, the United States, Washington, the UK, plus the European Union have one thing we absolutely all want to do,” Mr Johnson said. “And that is to uphold the Belfast Good Friday Agreement, and make sure we keep the balance of the peace process going. That is absolutely common ground,” Mr Johnson said.

      Full story here.

      There is much, much more. Good article with detailed comments from the Irish Taoiseach and Foreign Minister, and an EU rep’s take on Brexit as it relates to Northern Ireland. Basically, the British agreed to treat Northern Ireland as part of the EU as far as borders go, so trade to and from the rest of the UK has to be checked. The British haven’t been doing that, and the EU’s about to slap tariffs on them in July if they don’t. Sounds like everybody thinks Boris will cave. Even Boris. 

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      More blustering from that mop-topped buffoon.
      “Complete harmony” my arse.

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