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What would a Biden White House mean for US relations with Northern Ireland?

Mark Devenport


The polls give the Democrat challenger a clear lead over Donald Trump in Tuesday's election. But what would a Biden White House mean for US relations with Northern Ireland?

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Campaign: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

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Campaign: Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

After working straight through the night contributing to a BBC Radio election special, all I wanted to do was get some sleep. But as soon as my head hit the pillow, the phone rang in my Manhattan flat. My boss ordered me to get up, pack my bag and head straight to the airport. "This election isn't over," he told me. "You're going to Florida."

A panicked exit ensued, complicated by the need to wake a friend in the early hours and plead with her to look after my cat. Then it was off to New York's La Guardia airport.

It was November 2000 and the future of the world's most powerful nation hung in the balance. The election had been too close to call.


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