Micheal Martin said the US president has made clear that closer EU-UK alignment will not negatively impact a US trade deal.
By James Ward
U.S. president Joe Biden’s rebuke of the UK over Brexit talks was a call to do the “sensible thing” and resolve trade issues with the EU, the Irish premier has said.
Micheal Martin said Mr Biden has made clear that alignment on standards between the UK and the EU would not negatively impact on a prospective trade deal with the US.
The Taoiseach described as “significant” a planned intervention by Mr Biden, warning Boris Johnson not to let the row over Northern Ireland’s Brexit arrangements put the Good Friday Agreement at risk when the pair meet on Thursday.
Mr Martin said: “I think it’s significant in the context of the messaging, and the clear message from President Biden and his administration that the sensible thing to do here is to have alignment between the United Kingdom and the European Union and the United States.