Business Insider reports:
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to overwrite key parts of the Brexit withdrawal deal he agreed with the EU last year as he insists that leaving all existing trade arrangements without a fresh deal at the end of the year would be a “good outcome” for Britain.
The prime minister intends to “eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement.” The government will on Wednesday table legislation called Internal Market Bill which if passed would effectively overwrite sections of the Withdrawal Agreement.
The Guardian reports:
Business leaders have warned Boris Johnson that securing a Brexit deal is essential for safeguarding Britain’s economic recovery from the coronavirus outbreak and avoiding higher prices in the shops for British consumers.
Sounding the alarm after the prime minister said no deal would be a “good outcome” for Britain and confirmed plans that could undermine the government’s commitment to the EU withdrawal agreement, business groups said failure to compromise in talks this week would severely damage Britain’s fragile economic recovery.
BREAKING: Boris Johnson’s spokesman confirms they will pass a new law to “clarify specific elements of the Northern Ireland Protocol in domestic law.”
EU warns any attempt to renege on the Brexit withdrawal agreement will wreck any chance of a trade deal. https://t.co/6VDYBuWWwM
— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) September 7, 2020
“Johnson to override EU withdrawal agreement.”
Lie to claim you’ve got a deal. Lie to win the election. Then tear up the promises you made.
How will “Global Britain” fare now the world knows you can’t trust a word our slob clown Prime Minister says? https://t.co/ArVGsspUQ0
— Remainiacs Podcast (@RemainiacsCast) September 7, 2020
Boris Johnson defies EU fury at threat to 'tear up' Brexit divorce terms on Northern Ireland https://t.co/HNrOmkypDo
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 7, 2020