Boris thrashes out Brexit deal row with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in high stakes London meeting

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Boris thrashes out Brexit deal row with Speaker Nancy Pelosi in high stakes London meeting

The two discussed a range of issues including Brexit, and its impact on Northern Ireland.Under the terms of Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal, some checks n

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The two discussed a range of issues including Brexit, and its impact on Northern Ireland.

Under the terms of Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal, some checks now take place on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

This has infuriated unionists, who are demanding the hated ‘Northern Ireland protocol’ is scrapped.

However senior Democrats, including President Joe Biden, have urged the Government not to do anything that could undermine the peace process.

In a statement, Ms Pelosi said: “Respectful of the will of the British people and Brexit, I reiterated the strong bipartisan support that the Good Friday Accords continue to enjoy in the United States Congress and our hope that the ongoing negotiations will yield a positive outcome that recognizes this landmark agreement.

“It was my honour to personally invite the Prime Minister to a bipartisan leadership meeting in the United States Capitol when he travels to the United States later this month.”

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