Boris Johnson will not let the European Union ‘push Britain around’, as Attorney General insists ‘We will do whatever it takes to get a good settlement’
- The Prime Minister has threatened to axe parts of the Brexit agreement
- Attorney General Suella Braverman says Mr Johnson is doing ‘all he can’
- DUP’s Arlene Foster says hampering trade links could ‘upset’ peace settlement
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will not allow the UK to be pushed around by the EU over Northern Ireland, according to the Attorney General.
Suella Braverman says the Prime Minister will do all he can in getting changes to the Brexit deal to ensure there is no barrier in the Irish Sea.
Her comment come as Boris Johnson threatened to axe parts of the agreement unless the EU agrees to ease checks on goods crossing from the UK.
Suella Braverman says the Prime Minister is doing ‘all he can’ in getting changes to Brexit deal
She told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘Boris stood up to the EU last year and we got a good deal.
‘I am really confident we are not going to let the EU push Northern Ireland around.
‘We will do whatever it takes to ensure we get a good settlement for the Union.
‘The Prime Minister has made it really clear that we’re going to do everything we can’
Last month supermarket shelves in Northern Ireland were empty of fresh food because of the trade deal.
And two days ago DUP leader Arlene Foster demanded Boris Johnson ditches the Northern Ireland protocol, saying the Brexit provisions have ‘not worked and cannot work’.
She warned that hampering the trade links between Ulster and Britain was upsetting the ‘delicate’ peace settlement.
Physical inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain, which are required under the Northern Ireland Protocol, have been suspended at ports amid intimidation of staff.
Police have insisted there is no evidence that loyalist paramilitaries are involved in the campaign, instead blaming disgruntled individuals and small groups.
Northern Ireland’s Chief constable Simon Byrn has also pleaded for communities to ‘step back from the brink’ amid rising tensions over post-Brexit barriers with mainland Britain.
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