Boris Johnson: NI Protocol Amendments ‘Not A Big Deal’

Boris Johnson’s government was accused by Ireland on Monday of trying to “legitimise breaking the law” in a Brexit bust-up over Northern Ireland’s trading arrangements.Thomas Byrne, Dublin’s minister for European affairs, made the damning accusation after speaking to Foreign Office minister James Cleverly about the UK government’s new bill on the Northern Ireland Protocol being unveiled on Monday afternoon.The legislation would give ministers powers to unilaterally change the pact signed by Mr Johnson in January 2020 as he rammed through the Brexit withdrawal agreement signed with the European Union.

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