US senator urges America to stay out of Northern Ireland Protocol talks

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Speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank in London, Senator Joni Ernst welcomed productive trade negotiations between the US and the UK, but said her country’s government should not try to influence the talks taking place between the UK and the EU.

Senator Ernst said she agreed with her Republican party colleagues Ambassador Nikki Haley and Secretary Pompeo, who previously cautioned against the Biden administration’s approach to the NI Protocol negotiations.

The Iowa representative made her comments during a Policy Exchange ‘In Conversation’ event with Lord Godson on Thursday.

Earlier this year senior Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, threatened to scupper hopes of a US-UK trade deal in response to UK Government moves to redraft the post-Brexit trading arrangements.

Lord Godson said: “We had Secretary Pompeo here, we had an ambassador Nikki Haley here in…

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