Thursday 10 June 2021 / 8:05 AM Foreign Policy / Lisa Nandy

Lisa Nandy comments ahead of the meeting between President Biden and Boris Johnson

Lisa Nandy MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, commenting ahead of the meeting between President Biden and Boris Johnson, said:

“This is the Prime Minister’s chance to get back on the front foot and rebuild the UK’s relationship with the United States. After the disaster of the Trump years which produced nothing of value to the UK while costing Ministers global support and reputation, Boris Johnson must not squander this opportunity to reset the relationship with one of our most important international partners.

“The Prime Minister must have two clear priorities for this meeting. First, he must provide a cast-iron guarantee of the UK Government’s continued commitment to the Good Friday Agreement, and pledge to end the dangerous actions and rhetoric that have placed it under such strain.

“Second, Boris Johnson must end the UK’s attempts to water down global tax reform and instead match the ambition of President Biden and other G7 leaders to create a fairer global tax system where big business pays its fair share. The failure to agree a proposed 21% global minimum corporation tax will cost the UK economy billions of pounds.”