G7 Summit 2021 — live: Biden issues warning to Johnson over Brexit protocol on eve of meeting

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 (PA)
(PA)

Boris Johnson will be warned by Joe Biden not to put peace in Northern Ireland at risk, as the UK heads for a Brexit trade war with the EU over sausages.

In their first face-to-face meeting, ahead of the G7 summit in Cornwall, the prime minister and the US president will launch a new bid to reopen US/UK air links as they seek to revive the close ties of wartime leaders Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt with an updated Atlantic Charter.

But the White House made clear that Mr Biden will voice his concern over London’s threat of a further breach of the Northern Ireland protocol agreed by Mr Johnson in 2019.

Arriving in the UK on Wednesday night, Mr Biden praised the US and the UK’s “special relationship”. The president touched down at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk — home to US Air Force personnel — at around 7.30pm.

He addressed troops before flying on to Cornwall later in the evening ahead of his meeting with Mr Johnson.

In his speech, Mr Biden also declared that the US “is back” in global diplomacy and sent a warning to Vladimir Putin, telling him the US would act “robustly” in the face of Russian aggression.

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