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While visiting London, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (on behalf of Joe "I'm Irish" Biden):

US has `no closer ally' than Britain but must protect Good Friday Agreement, says Blinken - Independent

But in between warm talk of a special relationship, there was a warning that the 1998 peace deal covering terms of the border between the UK and Ireland must be upheld despite the problems faced since Brexit.

"The United States remains a steadfast supporter of a secure and prosperous Northern Ireland, in which all communities have a voice and can enjoy the gains of the hard-won peace," Blinken said.

"Like several US presidents before him, President Biden has been unequivocal in his support for the Good Friday Agreement which was a historic achievement and one that we should protect."

by Bernard on Tue May 4th, 2021 at 06:36:54 PM EST
Maybe Uncle Joe can find the $10B a year to replace the British subsidy... now he's learned how to shake the magic money tree

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed May 5th, 2021 at 02:40:03 PM EST
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Are you suggesting the US buys Northern Ireland? Less ambitious then buying Greenland, but bold move none the less.
by fjallstrom on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 02:17:55 PM EST
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Um let's see. How many years' worth of annual subsidy, capitalised, would Boris sell it for?

He'd probably accept $US50 billion. He'll be gone in five years.

I will make NO COMMENT as to the intrinsic value of Northern Ireland, home of my patrilineal ancestors.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri May 7th, 2021 at 01:15:26 PM EST
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"US has `no closer ally' than Britain but..."
by asdf on Thu May 6th, 2021 at 06:14:02 PM EST
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