Interesting wide ranging 5 page joint statement between PM and President Biden - but notably no reference at all to a “comprehensive trade agreement” as there was in the previous ones with President Trump…
Here’s the equivalent paragraph from the statement with Trump in 2019...
Paragraph on Northern Ireland...and the Belfast/ Good Friday Agreement, PM & POTUS “reaffirm their commitment to protect its delicate balance”
Interesting that the joint statement from PM and POTUS uses more direct language than I have seen on “tacking the climate crisis” and “advancing equality for all” and that “current economic models do not serve all equally in society” & “tackling structural inequalities”
Background here we know there’s a US review of Trump negotiations, and in general US focussed on making trade system fairer for US workers, less on deals. USTR mentioned NI. But would be interesting to know on record from US side, why it is no longer mentioned in joint statement
Probably reasonable to conclude that last year we wouldn’t have seen a joint statement from the PM with the previous US President that vowed to “make progress on climate action in a gender responsive manner” as we saw yesterday…

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