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‘No justification’ for bid to ditch NI protocol, Ireland and Germany warn Johnson.
Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s deputy prime minister, has accused the British government of risking the break-up of the United Kingdom and making “shocking” blunders over Northern Ireland.
A former Downing Street chief of staff and architect of the Good Friday Agreement has accused the British government of destroying its trust with the Irish government over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Boris Johnson ‘shredding trust’ with three breaches of international law, former top diplomat warns.
Speaking in the Commons, Theresa May told MPs that the government's proposals to modify the Northern Ireland protocol would 'diminish' the UK's standing in the world and she 'cannot support it'. The bill proposed by the government, she said, is not 'legal in international law'.
Theresa May has blasted Boris Johnson’s plan to override parts of Northern Ireland’s Brexit deal, as she warned the move was “not legal” and will “diminish” the UK’s global standing.
Britain is pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the European Union.
The European Union is taking legal action against the UK once again, after the government announced a bill altering the post-Brexit agreement that deals with trade between Northern Ireland, the rest of Britain, and the EU.
What should we call a project that poleaxes the economy, destroys our global reputation and threatens political stability in Northern Ireland? If we had known what would come to pass, how would we have voted on it six years ago?
Boris Johnson’s rotten regime has not covered itself in glory. / For an un-jaundiced sense of how post-Brexit – sorry Global – Britain is viewed from abroad as the wheels fall off Boris Johnson’s rotten regime, Italy is a good place to start.
With a potential trade war looming, Conservatives are stuck in an ever-more destructive disagreement over what Britain should look like outside the EU.
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.
The cracks across Britain that appeared at the start of Brexit have begun to widen over the past few days. Scottish leaders are renewing a push for independence, the fragile agreement over Northern Ireland is falling apart, and Britain is reeling under price rises pushed up further by Brexit.
Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland have come under fierce attack from Washington, with senior congressmen on both sides of the US political divide warning the “irresponsible” move is a threat to peace in the province.
Bill hands ‘breath-taking’ powers to ministers, warns Hansard Society. / Boris Johnson’s legal justification for tearing up his agreement with the EU on post-Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland has been branded “hopeless” by the government’s former chief lawyer.
The U.K. government has pushed ahead with controversial plans to unilaterally override post-Brexit trade rules, ratcheting up the risk of a trade war as the European Union prepares to take retaliatory legal action.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has warned that the UK government is going to cause serious damage to its reputation internationally if proceeds with plans to unilaterally change parts of the Northern Ireland protocol as other countries will have reservations about trusting the UK in future treaties.
In a nutshell the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill rips up any judicial or policing role for the EU in respect of trade with its single market - the biggest in the world - via Northern Ireland.
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has responded to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s assertion that the legislation to set aside aspects of the Northern Ireland protocol is “not a big deal”.
Simon Coveney says new legislation will break international law and damage relations between UK and EU.
Leaked briefing paper being shared among Tory MPs describes the move as ‘damaging to everything the UK and Conservatives stand for’.
Boris Johnson’s plans to shred the Northern Ireland protocol have no basis in law, economics or diplomacy.