Brexit: Boris Johnson has undermined trust in UK government, says EU

Ursula von der Leyen hits out at Britain over plans to breach agreement on Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson has undermined the EU’s trust in the British government with his plans to break international law by breaching the painstakingly negotiated agreement on Northern Ireland, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has said.

Within minutes of the government publishing the internal market bill, whose clauses negate key aspects of the withdrawal agreement signed by the prime minister last year, the EU’s most senior official tweeted a statement condemning the move.

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