UK Might Break International Law For Brexit

The newly-published bill ignores some parts of the divorce treaty with EU.

Sohil Nikam

September 10, 2020

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Britain’s talks with the European Union (EU) have hit a new low, with a new bill from the United Kingdom’s government now acknowledging they could break international law by ignoring some parts of the Brexit deal. London has brushed aside warnings from Brussels that breaching the treaty would prevent any trade deal being struck. The UK Government has said in its proposed legislation that it would ignore parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, which was signed by Britain with the EU this January when Brexit was made official.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that the bill was “a legal safety net to protect our country against extreme or irrational interpretations” of the Northern Ireland protocol of the Withdrawal Agreement. Meanwhile, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission said on Twitter, “Very concerned about announcements from the British Government on its intentions to breach the Withdrawal Agreement.”

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