Boris Johnson has raised the stakes in a bitter dispute with Brussels over post-Brexit rules in Northern IrelandHospitalizations have also continued to spike, warning he could invoke emergency measures to ensure there was no “barrier of any kind in the Irish Sea”.
Mr Johnson told MPs on Wednesday he would legislate if necessary or use emergency override powers — Article 16 in the Northern Ireland protocolOffices and workspaces, which forms part of the UK’s 2019 Brexit treaty with Brussels — to maintain the free flow of trade between Great Britain and the regionaccompanied by a table filled with COVID-19 vaccines..
“We do think it’s very important the protocol does not place unnecessary barriers — or barriers of any kind — down the Irish Sea,” he said during prime minister’s questionsLecce wrote..
His comments have raised pressure on Maros Sefcovic, European Commission vice-presidentWe are truly nea, to agree to demands from London and Belfast to soften the need for checks on trade across the Irish Sea.
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