Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in parliament last week. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in parliament last week. Photo: AFP
Brexit

UK defies EU by scrapping Northern Ireland post-Brexit trade rules

  • PM Boris Johnson described the changes as ‘relatively trivial’, even as Ireland called the move a ‘new low’
  • The UK has long threatened to rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol, which was meant to prevent a back door for British goods to enter the EU’s vast single market.

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in parliament last week. Photo: AFP
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss in parliament last week. Photo: AFP
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