The European Union (EU) has threatened to take legal action against Britain if it does not withdraw its controversial Brexit plan, which aims to bypass Ireland’s tough border.
All 27 EU members observed urgent talks in London after the British government agreed to violate international law and change the sides of the withdrawal agreement.
The European Union (EU) has said in a statement that the new domestic market bill “has seriously damaged trust” and that Westminster should remove parts of the agreement by the end of the month.
The European Union (EU) has warned that the bill’s progress in its current form is a “serious violation” of the treaty and that the EU will not be ashamed of taking legal action if Britain does not back down.
London explained that the bill would be a failure if it could not find a satisfactory arrangement on how to implement the agreement, which it ratified last year and guarantees that Northern Ireland will remain widely in line with EU standards and enforce the customs code. To avoid the need for checks at the border with the state.
“Vice President Sefkovich has called for the withdrawal of UK domestic market legislation. I explained [him] We can’t, we can’t do that, “said Michael Gove, British cabinet minister.
His government has issued a legal statement arguing that parliament is sovereign and can effectively do things, including enacting legislation a year ago, including repealing an international agreement it ratified.
London has argued that the proposed bill protects the Belfast agreement, which the European Union has vehemently rejected, stating that “in fact … it is the exact opposite”.
Taoist Michael Martin told the RTE he was “not optimistic” after Britain dragged the issue of Northern Ireland into the center of the debate.
Preparations for a non-agreement Brexit will accelerate in light of the British move. Senior sources say it is not clear whether the British government is monitoring the rest of the conditions in the event of a crash, as the question of border checks may arise again.
The British government’s plan with British Foreign Secretary Jean-Yves Le Drian spokesman has drawn international criticism. At a conference on Iran in London, he replaced his British counterpart Dominic Robb and warned that breach of agreement was “unacceptable”. .
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has warned that Congress will not pass a US-UK trade deal if Brexit threatens the Belfast deal. “It simply came to our notice then. Our business relationship is ours, ”she said.
The extraordinary meeting of the Joint EU-UK Committee overseeing the implementation of the withdrawal agreement was calm but tense.
There are only weeks left to reach an agreement on the future relationship with the former member state of the European Union, with enough time to implement it before the end of the transition period on December 31st.
Both sides said there had been no significant progress in the latest talks in London this week, but agreed to stay in Brussels later this month. “Mutual trust and confidence are needed to end future partnerships,” warned Michael Barnier, the EU’s chief contractor.
“The European Union is strengthening its readiness for January 1, 2021.”