(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Britain published plans on Monday to override some post-Brexit
trade rules for Northern Ireland by scrapping checks and
challenging the role played by the European Union's court in a new
clash with Brussels, Trend reports citing Reuters .
Despite Ireland describing the move as a 'new low' and Brussels
talking of damaged trust, Britain pressed ahead with what Prime
Minister Boris Johnson suggested were 'relatively trivial' steps to
improve trade and reduce bureaucracy.
'I'm very willing to negotiate with the EU, but they do have to
be willing to change the terms of this agreement which are causing
these very severe problems in Northern Ireland,' British Foreign
Secretary Liz Truss said.
'We're completely serious about this legislation.'
Britain has pointed to the breakdown of a power-sharing
administration in Northern Ireland as a reason for drafting the
legislation, the first step in what could be a months-long process
before the bill becomes law.
The legal advice cited the 'doctrine of necessity', which is
invoked when governments may take law-breaking action to protect
stability, as the foundation for the move, saying the conditions
had been met because of the situation in Northern Ireland.
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