Brexit: Dublin looks to US and Canada for support over border BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A wave of diplomatic efforts is under way to get senior figures in American politics to weigh in behind the Republic’s position in the Brexit negotiations. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/brexit-dublin-looks-to-us-and-canada-for-support-over-border-37771676.html Email A wave of diplomatic efforts is under way to get senior figures in American politics to weigh in behind the Republic’s position in the Brexit negotiations. Having so far kept European capitals on board with the border backstop, the Irish Government is now hoping the US and Canada will pressurise Theresa May into “protecting the Good Friday Agreement”. Tanaiste Simon Coveney will travel to Washington next week where his itinerary will include meetings with senior figures in the White House and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Irish-American congressman Brendan Boyle will also table a motion in the House of Representatives opposing any re-establishment of a hard border. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has already secured the support of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. It has emerged the two leaders discussed the situation in a phone call on Wednesday evening. Mr Varadkar did not publicly reveal details of the call, but his office issued a brief note indicating that… Read full this story
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