EU launches legal action against UK for breaking Brexit agreement – video | Politics


Ursula von der Leyen, the European commission president, says the EU has formally launched proceedings against Britain after Boris Johnson failed to respond to a request to drop parts of draft legislation that would overwrite the Brexit withdrawal agreement and protocols for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The UK had been put on formal notice by Brussels over the internal market bill, tabled by the prime minister last month. Von der Leyen said the UK had a month to send observations and in the meantime the EU ‘stands by our commitments’


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