Sir Keir Starmer has met with a group from the United States to negotiate a “working” agreement between the EU and the Northern Ireland Executive.
On Saturday, Keir Starmer met with a group from the House Ways and Means Committee headed by Representative Richard Neal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments on a possible US-UK trade pact in the wake of the UK’s plans to slash elements of the Brexit trade deal in Northern Ireland sparked a backlash.
Members of the group discussed the need to preserve the Good Friday Agreement, which had brought peace to Northern Ireland, with a “functioning” agreement.
They also highlighted the necessity of Western unity in the face of Russian aggression in Europe and the need for imaginative and ambitious trade discussions between London and Washington.
“Working in lockstep” with Britain’s allies is “unwavering” under Sir Keir’s leadership, according to a statement from Labour.