Dear Friends: While the arrogance of the British Prime Minister is breathtaking, it is not unexpected. Her attitude is if the UK wishes to bully Ireland economically and politically, we will do so without a US-UK trade deal. Why? Because it is more important that Britain retain sovereignty over NI and keep then in the misery of Brexit than let them remain in the EU per their democratic vote and prosper under a re-united 32 county economy.
This position is an affront to Ireland, a long-standing ally. and an insult to Americans who support the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP).
AMERICAN BREXIT COMMITTEE
1919 CHESTNUT STREET, SUITE 1724
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
John M. Corcoran Esq, Chairman
Michael J. Cummings, Secretary
September 22, 2022
RESPONSE TO PRIME MINISTER LIZ TRUSS
STATEMENT ON PROSPECTS
FOR U.S.-U.K. TRADE DEAL
For 100 years British Prime Ministers have proven themselves untrustworthy and untruthful about their governance in Northern Ireland. Recent remarks by new Prime Minister Liz Truss proves she will be no exception. America supports two allies, the Republic of Ireland and the EU, by demanding Britain abide by its treaty obligations and provisions of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) and the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP) of the EU-UK Treaty. Ms. Truss Is having none of it!!
The Prime Minister has dismissed America’s effort to link a new US-UK trade deal to Britain’s compliance. Truss suggested recently that Britain needs to be free to ignore Article II of the EU Constitution, to dismiss the EU remain vote of N. I., to abandon the rule of law, to bury their lawless legacy in N. I., and free to destabilize Ireland’s democracy and economy to suit royal prerogatives! Stated Chairman John Corcoran: “This from the Country that insists they are “special” and founders of democracy and the rule of law.”
The PM’s Brexiteer partners loathe the Protocol because in a short time it has given the people of NI a glimpse of the potential prosperity of a re-united Ireland. The priority PM Truss attaches to the N. I. criminal cover-up bill, which no one in Ireland wants, and her support of loyalist minority veto of a democracy led by Sinn Fein, are insulting to most American’s.
However, Britain’s hypocrisy continues unabated. Yesterday, the new Foreign Minister, Mr. Cleverly, assured Secretary of State Antony Blinken of Britain’s support for the GFA and UK Ambassador Karen Pierce at a service for the late Queen noted the affinity between the UK and the US and “our common values.“ Perhaps Secretary Blinken will explain to Prime Minister Truss the priority America gives to those values,” concluded Secretary, Michael Cummings,” which are fully embraced in the GFA and the NIP and his expectation that Britain will do what is right. After all a US-UK trade deal is but one of many points of leverage that could be employed to ensure Britain has not forgotten just what is ‘right.’
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