JOE Biden’s US Presidential Election win has thrown a major spanner in the works of Brexit trade deal negotiations.
The President-Elect has previously expressed “significant concerns” about Boris Johnson’s controversial Internal Market Bill, warning about the impact it could have on peace in Northern Ireland.
It is widely believed securing a UK-US post-Brexit trade deal will be far lower priority for the next Biden than it would have been for Trump, meaning the UK has a weaker hand to play during the ongoing negotiations with the EU.
The news comes as PM Boris Johnson said that a trade deal with the European Union was “there to be done”.
His upbeat stance comes as Brexit negotiators have been urged to see the UK as an “independent state”.
Mr Johnson told reporters: “I think it’s there to be done, the broad outlines are pretty clear. We just need to get on and do it if we can.”
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