‘I will NOT back down’: Boris Johnson defies EU fury at threat to ‘tear up’ Brexit divorce terms on Northern Ireland after Michel Barnier warns it would mean NO trade deal – but PM says that would still be a ‘good outcome’ for the UK

What was agreed on NI in the Withdrawal Agreement?  Under the Withdrawal Agreement, after transition Northern Ireland will remain in the United Kingdom’s customs territory but all EU procedures will apply to goods arriving there. Any customs checks on the island of Ireland will be done in ports.

Cabinet minister admits Boris Johnson’s plans to tear up Brexit divorce deal WILL break international law as top Government lawyer quits hours before talks restart and Theresa May warns UK will ‘no longer be trusted’

Senior EU figures were unhappy about the UK’s decision to act unilaterally. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said sticking to the letter of the deal was a ‘precondition’ for any trade agreement. Dutch PM Mark Rutte said it was ‘not very reassuring’ and warned a deal looked ‘very difficult’. But there was no […]

Ex-Attorney General Geoffrey Cox joins huge Tory revolt against Boris Johnson’s plan to break Brexit divorce terms ahead of crucial vote on new law in the Commons TONIGHT

Tory veteran Sir Roger Gale confirmed he will vote against the second reading of the legislation tonight. He said: ‘I am not a serial rebel, but I do have principles. If we enter into an international agreement, we have to stand by it.’ 

Brexit: Conservative rebels could yet throw Boris Johnson off track

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Brexit: Only ‘one train of thought in DUP’ to oppose NI Protocol

Government pledges £355m to ease GB-NI trade UK government to enhance border checks at NI ports Government confirms new checks on goods entering NI Why Brexit is still a big issue The NI Assembly is due to hold a further debate on Brexit and Shadow Secretary of State for NI, Labour’s Louise Haigh, will raise […]

Farage: Time to Ditch ‘Rotten’ Anti-Sovereignty EU Withdrawal Agreement

Negotiations have indeed stalled, as the EU continues to demand the British submit to terms including ad hoc EU regulation of Brexit Britain’s business environment — in pursuit of a so-called “level playing field” — and continued EU control over Britain’s national fisheries as the price of a trade deal.

Brexit: NI parties split on plans for new Brexit law

“And it may well be the case that once that joint committee process itself has concluded there remain one or two loose ends where there is a requirement for legal certainty where the government may therefore need to legislate to provide that legal clarity and certainty.”

Northern Ireland Secretary admits new bill will ‘break international law’

UK Brexit negotiator calls for ‘realism’ from EU ‘One train of thought in DUP’ on NI Protocol What are the sticking points in Brexit trade talks? The row comes at the start of the eighth round of post-Brexit trade deal talks between the UK and the EU.

Timeline: Brexit – Britain’s tortuous journey out of the EU

NO EURO After the Labour Party’s Tony Blair won a 1997 election, his finance minister Gordon Brown effectively ruled out entry into the euro currency by setting out five economic tests that had been worked out with his top aide, Ed Balls, in a New York taxi.

UK Minister Admits Brexit Revisions ‘Will Break International Law’

“There are precedents for the UK and, indeed, other countries, needing to consider their international obligations as circumstances change”, he said, citing revisions in the Finance Act in 2013. The admission led to criticism from an array of lawmakers, including former Prime Minister Theresa May, who warned that the UK would damage its international reputation if […]