This is the warning from Nile Gardiner, foreign policy analyst and former aide to Margaret Thatcher, who has launched a meteoric attack on US President Joe Biden since he took office at the White House a year ago . Mr Biden infuriated the world in 2021 when he made the decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan as the brutal Taliban regime took hold of the war-torn country. White House predecessor Donald Trump had been a strong supporter of Brexit and regularly spoke of the prospect of a lucrative US-UK trade deal.
But his defeat in the US presidential election has apparently cast cold water on the matter, with Mr Biden frequently expressing his frustration at the UK’s implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Mr Biden, who is of Irish descent, has previously warned that he “will ensure that there is no US-UK trade deal if the implementation of Brexit jeopardizes the deal’s deal. Good Friday”.
Foreign policy expert Mr Gardiner, who provided advice on international policy to Ms Thatcher, has lambasted Mr Biden’s performance on the world stage since becoming President of the United States.
He claimed that tension had built up in the “special relationship” between the UK and the US due to the Biden administration’s “animosity” towards Brexit, and that there was no was no momentum from the White House to proceed with a post-Brexit trade deal.
Mr Gardiner told Express.co.uk: “There is a lot of tension in the special relationship between the UK and the US.
“This is the result of the Biden administration’s animosity towards Brexit and that administration’s reluctance to move forward with a US-UK free trade agreement.
“Biden’s presidency has been extremely unnecessary in regards to UK-US relations and Biden’s foreign policy has been a complete disaster, as we have seen with the withdrawal from Afghanistan. , damaging America’s position in the world.
“There is no momentum on the part of the administration to move forward with a trade deal.
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But despite the apparent lack of momentum towards a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, Mr Gardiner believes there could be a significant change after next November’s midterm elections in the US.
Mr Biden’s disapproval rating reached an all-time high in December as a growing number of voters signaled their fury at his administration’s handling of the US economy and the Covid pandemic.
The new CNBC / Change Research poll of 1,895 people found 56% of voters say they disapprove of the job he does – the worst read of its kind in his one-year presidency.
The Democrat’s approval rating now stands at just 44%, down from 46% in September and 51% in April.
Mr Gardiner predicts a massive Republicans victory midway through, saying the election could “be a game-changer” by speeding up a possible UK-US trade deal.
He told Express.co.uk: “Things could change after next November’s midterm elections, where polls predict a huge Republican landslide, which would fundamentally shift the balance of power in the US Congress.
“If this change happened, there would be a lot more pressure on the White House to move forward with a trade deal.
“Mid-terms are a game-changer, as it is the 2024 presidential election in 2024, if you have a conservative president keen to move forward with a trade deal.”