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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.
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.
The move would plunge the UK into a no-deal Brexit.
Irish Foreign Minister @simoncoveney tells @Peston that checks required on goods coming into N.Ireland are causing disruption.
Pressure mounting for breakthrough ahead of EU leaders’ video conference.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Simon Coveney about the latest developments regarding Britain's exit from the European Union and Ireland's upcoming seat on the U.N. Security Council.
Boris Johnson is facing a growing rebellion among senior Conservatives over his controversial Internal Market Bill - while former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major urged MPs to reject it, saying it risked putting the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK's integrity at peril.
Andrew Marr: “Would the EU block goods entering Northern Ireland from Britain?” / Simon Coveney: “Sorry, there is no blockade proposed. And that is the type of inflammatory language coming from No 10 which is spin. And not truth"
Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said the UK government is behaving in an "extraordinary way" over Brexit.
Boris Johnson's #Brexit deal would require checks on goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland, with much more limited checks in the other direction, says Ireland's Deputy PM @simoncoveney.
Tánaiste says it is like saying ‘give me what I want or I’m going to burn the house down’.
A no-deal Brexit will mean checks somewhere on goods travelling across the Irish border and a change of UK leadership won't change things. "Realities do not change. This is not a personality based issue"
The fifth plenary session of the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit is taking place at Dublin Castle. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will be among the speakers.
The backstop element of the Brexit plan is "not going to change", Ireland's deputy prime minister has said.