British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government will introduce legislation on Monday that would unilaterally modify Britain’s exit from the European Union agreements. can be read on Site British House of Commons. The amendment will only increase tensions between the European Union and the United Kingdom.
With this, the British government puts the rules for the so-called Northern Ireland Protocol into national legislation. With this translation, the British could choose not to include certain parts of the agreement in the legislation, but the solutions they chose could do so.
The protocol – which Johnson himself approved three years ago – has kept the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland open. To avoid a difficult border, Northern Ireland (unlike the rest of the UK) is still part of the European internal market. As a result, outdated customs controls are applied to transport products from Great Britain to the Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom.
The British want to get rid of those customs controls from the start. They want to break protocol and conclude new agreements with the European Union, but they are not waiting for that in Brussels. The EU just wants to talk about wrinkles that can be ironed out within the agreement.
Brussels has already warned London several times not to unilaterally modify international agreements. In the worst case, sanctions could be imposed that could lead to a trade war. However, it is not far away yet. According to the news agency Bloomberg Is there a statement ready in which the EU urges the British to calm down and asks them to continue negotiations.
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