US lawmakers to travel to Europe over Northern Ireland concern-Guardian

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A team of US congressmen will travel to London and other capitals as concerns grow in Washington over tensions caused by the post-Brexit standoff between Britain and the European Union over the Northern Ireland, the Guardian newspaper said. At least half a dozen congressional representatives will hold meetings in Brussels, Dublin, London and Belfast within days, the Guardian said.

The delegation will be led by Richard Neal, who chairs the Ways and Means Committee which has powers over trade deals, the newspaper said. Last year, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said there could be no trade deal between the United States and Britain if the peace deal with Northern Ireland was destroyed.

Senior British politicians want to overhaul the Northern Ireland-UK trade deal they signed in order to make Brexit a reality. They warned that they might have to take unilateral action. European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said on Thursday that the possibility of Britain acting unilaterally was “a serious concern” and that any attempt to abandon the deal would be “unacceptable”. (Writing by William Schomberg; editing by William James)

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