Brexit News: ‘Slap Britain in the face!’ Boris said to warn Biden to ‘step back’ in row | Politics | New

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will introduce a bill in the House of Commons next month that would see Britain tear up and roll back large parts of the hated Northern Ireland protocol. But the EU has warned the UK will face violent retaliation if it goes ahead with its plans, sparking fears of a potentially damaging post-Brexit trade war. Earlier this month, Joe Biden’s spokesman slapped Boris Johnson for any attempt to change the protocol, insisting he should instead show ‘leadership’ and keep talking to envoys from the EU of argument.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, insisted the protocol was necessary to keep the Northern Ireland peace deal alive and warned that any move by the UK to change it could jeopardize a deal trade with the United States.

Pelosi’s intervention was followed by a warning from Derek Chollet, senior adviser to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who urged Britain to avoid a “big fight” with the EU.

But Nile Gardiner, a Washington-based foreign policy expert and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, wants Mr Johnson to warn Mr Biden to stay firmly out of line with the EU.

He told “Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi have to mind their own business because they are interfering in British internal affairs.

“It is not the role of the United States House or the Speaker of the House of Representatives to lecture the British people about their own laws and policies.

“That’s exactly what Biden and Pelosi are doing.

“It’s a display of complete disrespect for the UK and Britons.”

He added, “The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress are stirring the pot and creating a much more volatile situation.

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He used an appearance at a Conservative think tank in Washington to attack the US president and warn that the UK does not need ‘lectures’ from foreigners.

Asked about the Biden administration’s interventions on the matter, Lord Frost said in a speech to the Heritage Foundation: “I know the administration is looking at this very closely. I’m not convinced the intricacies are fully understood.

“I get a bit frustrated when we are told by a third party, although very important in this context, how to deal with these issues.

“It is our country that has faced terrorism, faced the Troubles.

“I’m old enough to remember having to check under my car every morning, as a diplomat, before going to work. Most people were very affected in one way or another by this .

“So we don’t need to lecture others about the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. We are well aware of that and no one wants to go back to it.

“Ultimately, that has to be our judgment of what is needed to preserve this agreement and preserve the unity of the country and the consent of everyone in Northern Ireland to these arrangements.”

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