As the Biden win takes the US by storm, the new president will now be sure to rebuild the US relationship with Europe. This victory is expected to have big consequences for Brexit.
There is already speculation that Biden’s first visit to Europe could be to Brussels and not London, Berlin or Paris. A possible indication that the US wants to rebuild its relationship with Europe and repair the initial damage created by Trump in Nato.
There will now be a new approach for the US on trade talks with the UK. Biden was Barack Obama’s vice-president, who of course warned the UK it would be at the back of the queue over Brexit. Even more recently though, he has made his views more clear – suggesting if the UK government opts for no deal and in doing so carries out its threat to override parts of the withdrawal agreement signed in January relating to the Northern Ireland protocol, there will be no trade deal with the UK.