Nancy Pelosi: No US-UK trade deal if Brexit risks Good Friday accord
There will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. trade deal if Brexit puts at risk the 1998 peace accord between Ireland and Northern Ireland, U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.
“We must ensure that nothing happens in the Brexit discussions that imperils the Good Friday accord, including but not limited to the seamless border between the Irish Republic and Northern Ireland,” Pelosi told the Irish parliament, according to the Irish Times.
“If the Brexit deal undermines the accord, there will be no chance of a U.S.-U.K. agreement.”
Some fear a potential hard border on the island of Ireland after Brexit could threaten to provoke a return to the violence seen before the Good Friday Agreement.