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How the Good Friday Agreement will stop Trump’s post-Brexit trade deal

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Donald Trump is clear that the US and UK will agree a “phenomenal trade deal” and Downing Street has also spoken positively about an agreement - it is the main reason a state visit invitation was extended to the White House.

But amid all the bluster about whether the NHS is on the table, off the table or even something Donald Trump remotely recognises, one fact remains – it is the issue of the Irish border that will likely decide the fate of a US-UK trade deal.

The Good Friday Agreement holds a special place in the hearts of many Irish-Americans given the role their country played in the talks, and any move that could harm the progress made in the wake of that accord will be resisted.

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Trump has suggested that Britain should walk away from EU talks without better terms, the hard........

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