USA Presidential Election - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:27 pm on 9th November 2020.

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Photo of Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Conservative 1:27 pm, 9th November 2020

My Lords, there are obviously a number of important new areas for co-operation if, as assumed, Mr Biden becomes President. They include, for example, as has been mentioned, a positive restarting of arms control discussions, although there are also some negatives, such as the situation in Northern Ireland, where the Americans have never really grasped and understood the subtleties and difficulties of the situation. However, can we take great care to avoid hugging American leadership aspirations and strategic impulses too closely and never forget that, in the new international conditions now prevailing, we have partners in the Indo-Pacific region and Asia, who will be just as important to our future safety, security and prosperity?