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UK Plans Could 'Nix, Not Fix' Northern Ireland Protocol, Brussels Warns

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A row over the Northern Ireland Protocol has led to a stand-off between London and Brussels

The UK government’s plans to over-ride parts of the Northern Ireland protocol could end up “nixing” the whole agreement, the EU’s ambassador to London has warned.

Joao Vale de Almeida mimicked a comment made by Boris Johnson, when he said he wanted to “fix, not nix” the deal which was previously agreed on trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.

The prime minister was speaking as the government announced plans to bring in a new law ripping up the protocol if Brussels refuses to re-negotiate the arrangement.

But at a Westminster lunch, de Almeida said: “It’s not very reassuring if you go into........

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