Nigel Farage warns UK ‘in for a difficult period with America’ under Joe Biden
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President-elect Joe Biden will come into power in January but Nigel Farage has said the Democrat rival of Donald Trump thinks Brexit is a mistake. The former Brexit Party leader claimed that Mr Biden is not a fan of the UK. Mr Farage repeatedly predicted Mr Trump would win a second term in the run-up to the election.
Speaking to talkRADIO, Mr Farage said: “Trump was the most pro-UK president we’ve seen for 30 years.
“We’re now heading to a new president who thinks Brexit is a mistake.
“He loves the EU but worst of all, supports Irish nationalism.
“Joe Biden is no fan of this country and we’re in for a difficult period with America.”
It comes as Boris Johnson sought to allay Joe Biden’s concerns that Brexit could damage the Northern Ireland peace process during their first call since the US president-elect triumphed over Donald Trump, according to a No 10 source.
The Prime Minister was among the first world leaders to secure a call with the Democrat since his victory in the November 3 election, which the Republican incumbent is controversially continuing to contest.
The former vice president’s warnings over Brexit have prompted concerns that Mr Johnson may have a strained relationship with the man who will take over the White House in January.
But they are understood to have spoken for around 25 minutes from 4pm on Tuesday in a wide-ranging conversation on trade, Nato and democracy, ahead of Mr Biden speaking to Ireland’s Taoiseach Micheal Martin.
Mr Biden’s transition team said he thanked the Prime Minister for his congratulations and expressed his desire to “strengthen the special relationship” and “reaffirmed his support for the Good Friday Agreement”.
Downing Street said Mr Johnson “warmly congratulated” Mr Biden on his victory, which Mr Trump is contesting with baseless allegations of electoral fraud, but the official account did not specifically mention Brexit.
However, a No 10 source said: “They talked about the importance of implementing Brexit in such a way that upholds the Good Friday Agreement, and the PM assured the president-elect that would be the case.”
A swift call with the incoming president is highly-coveted but it will be particularly welcomed by Mr Johnson amid concerns the pair could face diplomatic difficulties.
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The pair have never met before, but Mr Biden has likened the Prime Minister to a “physical and emotional clone” of Mr Trump.
And, unlike Mr Trump, his successor is not a natural ally of Brexit.
Mr Biden has warned that a trade deal with the US is “contingent” on there being no return to a hard border on the island of Ireland amid unease over the Prime Minister’s controversial Brexit legislation.
The Democrat also warned that the peace process must not “become a casualty of Brexit” in a warning over the controversial UK Internal Market Bill.
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