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Boris Johnson Says UK 'Will Act' If EU Refuses To Give Way On Northern Ireland Protocol

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16.05.2022

Boris Johnson says he will say more about his plans in the coming days

Boris Johnson has warned the EU that he is prepared to unilaterally rip up parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol unless Brussels agrees to make major changes to it.

The prime minister said there would be “a necessity to act” to protect the interests of consumers and businesses in the province if the EU does not budge.

His comments, in an article in the Belfast Telegraph, came as he prepares to fly to Northern Ireland for crunch talks with political leaders.

The Protocol, a key part of the withdrawal treaty struck between the UK and EU after Brexit, has led to checks on goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

This has angered the Democratic Unionist Party, who have........

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