The European Union will take strict legal action against the United Kingdom administration over the decision of the British government to discard some post-Brexit trade arrangements. The Minister of the Commission has urged to put an end on checking some of the goods arriving from the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland.
For this, a parliamentary bill was published by the Ministers on Monday, June 13, 2022, that aimed at extending the parts of the deal penned down with the European Union in the year 2020. On the other hand, as per Belgium, going back to the arrangement will violate international law.
Northern Ireland Protocol is a part of the “Brexit deal” that keeps Northern Ireland in the European Union’s single market for goods.
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss speaking on the matter in conversation with BBC, stated, “We have been acting in good faith during these negotiations, but the fundamental issues which are impacting political stability in Northern Ireland are in the text of the protocol & what we need in the EU to agree to change the text of the protocol”.
Following the above statement, Truss then added, “Otherwise, the negotiations won’t succeed. We’ve reached a dead end because we cannot change those core issues around customs and around VAT, which is losing us the consent of the unionist community in Northern Ireland.
Additionally, the British government, at the present time, stands firm with the war-torn country and sends additional weaponry assistance to Ukraine.
Thousands of missiles so far have been provided by the United Kingdom administration, which helped Ukraine strengthen its’ forces in the war against Russia. The UK supplied more than 5,000 next-gen light anti-tank weapons, or Nlaw, to Ukraine.
Britain will also train Ukrainian soldiers to operate M270 launchers. Along with this, the UK administration has also announced donating at least five air defence systems.