12 Sep 2020 #3,181
s not exactly an authority on USA foreign policy.
It's got nothing to do with USA foreign policy. It's to do with the mood of Congress and the fact that there is an Irish-American lobby within it which straddles both Democrat and Republican. Also, America played a significant part in bringing about the GFA. It's quite a feather in their diplomatic cap and they won't like to see it 'dissed'. The chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, which has the power to block a trade deal, is Richard Neal who was involved in drafting the Good Friday Agreement.
uk doesn't have an intertest in undrermainidng the Good Feeder agreement
The Brits don't give a flip about NI and never have. It's an almighty nuisance to them and they'd love to be rid of it but they're stuck with it.
IF they have too chose between a deal with USA and NI
To be honest, I'm not sure you understand what's going on. They have to respect the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and not do anything to undermine the peace in NI or they won't get the trade deal. The choice they have is to respect the Withdrawal Agreement they signed with the EU including the NI protocol, thus paving the way for a US trade deal, or reject it, jeopardize stability in NI and lose the USA trade deal.