The UK will be less safe if it fails to strike a post-Brexit security deal with the EU, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer has said.
UK FOREIGN Secretary Dominic Raab has accused the EU of putting pressure on the Good Friday Agreement with its approach to the ongoing Brexit negotiations.
Pressure mounting for breakthrough ahead of EU leaders’ video conference.
Ireland says it will block Brexit trade deal unless Boris Johnson backs down on Internal Market Bill 15/11/2020
There is ‘no way’ EU member states will ratify agreement while UK is breaking another one, foreign minister says.
‘If the UK moves forward with this Internal Market Bill… there will be no US-UK trade deal – period’ – Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle [3 mins] 09/11/2020
We spoke to Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle, who sits on the House Committee on Ways and Means, which is responsible for international trade agreements.
PM risks major confrontation with Joe Biden by persevering with internal market bill.
'there will be no US-UK trade deal - period' if the UK government moves forward with the Internal Market Bill - Congressman Brendan Boyle [1 min] 09/11/2020
“This is a clear red line for us.” / Congressman Brendan Boyle says “there will be no US-UK trade deal - period” if the UK government moves forward with the Internal Market Bill.
'if UK passes law designed to break International law ... there will be no [EU] trade deal' - Simon Coveney 09/11/2020
"It’s for UK Parl to legislate as it sees fit. But understand, if UK passes law designed to break International Law, WI & Protocol, then there will be no trade deal. EU cannot ratify a new deal while U.K. is legislating to break a previous agreement. Trust & Good Faith Matters."
Former PM strongly critical of Boris Johnson’s internal market bill as Lords reject it
Lord Falconer issues warning as House of Lords prepares to vote on internal market bill.
‘How can we reproach other countries if their behaviour becomes reprehensible when we ourselves have such scant regard for the treaties we sign up to’, former Tory leader says
Government accused by peers of acting like a ‘third world dictatorship’ over Internal Market Bill 09/11/2020
Downing Street says it is prepared to overturn any changes to the legislation.
Prime minister wants to overwrite parts of treaty he agreed at beginning of the year.
Joe Biden has warned PM if elected he will not sign trade deal unless certain clauses removed.
Joe Biden presidency wouldn’t derail hopes of post-Brexit trade deal, Cabinet minister insists 25/10/2020
Frontrunner Joe Biden has warned he would not sign a free trade deal with the UK if the Good Friday Agreement is undermined.
‘The damage is to our standing in the world,’ says former chief justice Igor Judge.
Peers back by huge margin amendment saying Bill would ‘undermine the rule of law’.
Conservative Baroness Couttie said there is a lack of evidence to back up the government's claim that the EU is acting in bad faith.
British government suffers House of Lords defeat over Brexit deal breaking international law 20/10/2020
Peers have backed a "regret" amendment by a majority of 226, condemning the contentious provisions and warning they "would undermine the rule of law and damage the reputation of the United Kingdom".
Peers inflict heaviest defeat for more than 20 years over bill that will break international law 20/10/2020
Warning that legislation ‘would undermine rule of law and damage reputation of UK’ passes with thumping majority of 226.
‘We are disappointed with the continued lack of reciprocal engagement from the UK side,’ say MEPs.
The U.K.’s most senior Anglican bishops have warned that legislation breaching part of the Brexit divorce agreement the government signed with the European Union will set a “disastrous precedent” and could undermine peace in Northern Ireland.
UK refuses to scrap plan for treaty breach 11/09/2020
The European Union has told Britain it should urgently scrap a plan to break their divorce treaty, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government refused and pressed ahead with a draft law that could sink four years of Brexit talks.
UK PM Boris Johnson had been wildly happy about his new EU exit deal; then he introduced a law undermining both it, and the last round of trade negotiations. Speaking with two former permanent secretaries of the UK’s EU exit department, Matt Ross asks whether Johnson is applying firm leverage – or deliberately sabotaging the trade talks.