DUBLIN/LONDON – Ireland ‘extremely concerned’

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he is ‘extremely concerned’ the UK may not abide by the terms set out in the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, meanwhile, has appealed for support from MPs for the Internal Markets Bill, which proposes no new checks on goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain, gives UK ministers to the power to ‘disapply’ rules on the movement of goods, and also overrides EU-UK agreements on state aid. These moves would contravene the Withdrawal Agreement signed with the EU.

Martin spoke with Johnson over the phone on Wednesday (9 September) and communicated “in forthright terms” his opposition to “the breach of an international treaty, the absence of bilateral engagement and the serious implications for Northern Ireland.”

(Samuel Stolton | EURACTIV.com)

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