PUBLISHED: 08:30, Mon, Nov 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:20, Mon, Nov 9, 2020
Brexit negotiators have so far failed to reach common ground on the future trade relationship the United Kingdom will share with the European Union once the transition period ends in December. Speculation in the run-up to the US Election 2020 suggested the result would play a pivotal part in the final stage of the talks between the UK and the EU. And former Prime Minister Gordon Brown suggested the victory of former vice-president Joe Biden has already helped "speed up" negotiations.
Speaking to Good Morning Britain, Mr Brown said: "I worked with Joe Biden, he is a friend of Britain. Always a friend of Britain wants to be a friend of Britain.
"I believe that if the virus is over, he'll visit Britain in the first six months of his presidency and I think he will be again at the end of the year for the Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
"I think he's telling Britain he can't sign any trade deal if there is any danger of a hard border between north and south Ireland.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
"And I think he's already speeding up the negotiations."
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Brexit news: Joe Biden has already "sped up" talks with the EU, Brown claimed (Image: YOUTUBE/Joe Biden)
Gordon Brown insisted Joe Biden "wants to be a friend to Britain" (Image: ITV/Good Morning Britain)
Mr Brown suggested the election of Joe Biden will push the British Government into changing position on the controversial Internal Market Bill.
The legislation was introduced in September as Boris Johnson insisted he wanted to ensure trade across the UK remained smooth in the eventuality of a no deal Brexit.
The former Prime Minister said: "I believe the Government will have to change tack, they will have to withdraw these clauses in the