EU ultimatum to UK over Brexit plan in breach of international law

Published on September 11, 2020 by

The European Union has issued an ultimatum to Boris Johnson’s government over its plans to override part of the Brexit withdrawal deal it signed up to, which would be in breach of international law.

The EU has called on the UK to abandon the plan or risk jeopardising talks on a future trade deal. Brussels said the threat by the UK had “seriously damaged trust” and it has raised the possibility of taking legal action.

However Michael Gove, speaking for the British government, said it would not withdraw the proposed legislation.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg and Europe editor Katya Adler.

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