From his days stoking anti-European Union sentiment with exaggerated newspaper stories, to his populist campaign leading Britain out of the bloc and reneging on the post-Brexit trade deal he signed, outgoing U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the bane of Brussels for all so many years.
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.
The UK promises to “fix” the Northern Ireland protocol with unilateral legislation. This will be a major step backwards in trying to resolve genuine practical problems under the protocol.
In this video, Professor Mark Elliott considers the extent to which the Bill could be considered to be proposing a breach of international law.
Britain is pressing on with a plan to rip up parts of the post-Brexit trade deal it signed with the European Union.
EU member states back infringement proceedings against Britain over Northern Ireland protocol Bill 21/06/2022
Ministers express ‘unity’ on European Commission’s legal proceedings in Luxembourg meeting.
The technology field will be hurt by the Data Bill and the breakdown of Horizon.
Boris Johnson's plan to overhaul Brexit agreement is 'politically driven', says EU Commission Vice President [1 min] 16/06/2022
In an exclusive interview with Sky's Beth Rigby, Maros Sefcovic disputed the UK government's decision to unilaterally overhaul parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol - saying it was "very damaging" to relations with the EU.
With a potential trade war looming, Conservatives are stuck in an ever-more destructive disagreement over what Britain should look like outside the EU.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.
EU launches legal action against UK over plan to 'illegally' change Northern Ireland Protocol 15/06/2022
The EU has said it is launching legal action against the UK over its plans to rip up a key Brexit agreement.
‘This is illegal’: EU launches legal action against Boris Johnson for breaking international law 15/06/2022
Brussels has announced it is taking legal action against the UK government after Boris Johnson pushed ahead with plans to overwrite parts of the Brexit agreement.
Boris Johnson bid to tear up Northern Ireland deal endangers peace, US congressmen warn [1 min] 15/06/2022
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.
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.
Bloc says it will not renegotiate agreement and threatens to take ministers to court for ‘damaging’ unilateral action.
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”.
A majority of MLAs in the Stormont Assembly have signed a joint letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson stating their opposition to proposed legislation to amend the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Northern Ireland protocol: EU to begin legal action over UK plans to override Brexit deal 12/06/2022
Brussels is set to reveal details of action despite ministers’ insistence the the Northern Ireland protocol plans do not break international law.
Boris Johnson’s plans to shred the Northern Ireland protocol have no basis in law, economics or diplomacy.
New fears that UK will breach international law with plan to tear up Northern Ireland Protocol 08/06/2022
Government legal adviser warns it cannot be argued ‘credibly’ that there is no alternative to unilateral move.
The UK has displayed “bad faith” in how it has approached the part of the Brexit treaty dealing with Northern Ireland, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.
The UK government would be acting in an “anti-democratic” way if it goes through with its threat to over-ride elements of the post-Brexit treaty, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has warned that Brussels will not give in to threats and blackmail, as the furious row over the Northern Irish border took a step closer towards a trade war.