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16.04.2019 | Nancy Pelosi issues threat to Theresa May over Brexit - 'No US-UK deal'
Source - The Daily Express

Speaking at the London School of Economics on Monday, Ms Pelosi insisted that a US-UK trade agreement would be a “non-starter” if the Belfast Agreement were undermined. Ms Pelosi has become the most senior American politician to warn against a trade deal between the two countries as Brexit negotiations continue. The House of Representatives Speaker claimed that there would be “no chance whatsoever” of a US-UK trade deal between the two allies if the Irish peace process is harmed in her bold statement. Speaking at the event, Ms Pelosi said: “If there was to be any weakening of the Good Friday accords that there would be no chance whatsoever – a non-starter – for the US-UK trade agreement. “The Good Friday accords ended 700 years of conflict. “It is not just about that geography. This is not a treaty only. “It is an ideal; it is a value. It is something that is a model to the world, something we all take pride in.” Ms Pelosi also revealed that in talks with Theresa May, pro-Brexit hardliners and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, she had warned of the outcome of a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland. Following the Brexit extension, US President Donald Trump issued a threat to shake-up America’s trading relationship with the EU. Tweeting, Trump said: “Too bad that the European Union is being so tough on the United Kingdom and Brexit. “The EU is likewise a brutal trading partner with the United States, which will change. “Sometimes in life you have to let people breathe before it all comes back to bite you!”


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