U.K. Threatens to Suspend Brexit Protocol Unless EU Backs Down

Prime Minister Boris Johnson escalated the row with the European Union by saying the U.K. “will obviously not hesitate to invoke Article 16” to take unilateral action if a disagreement over post-Brexit trade rules for goods shipped to Northern Ireland cannot be resolved.

“Don’t forget, the EU themselves invoked Article 16 in January, to disapply the protocol, so they can stop removal of vaccines from the EU to the U.K.,” Johnson told Sky News. “I’ve talked to some of our friends here today, who do seem to misunderstand that the UK is a single country, a single territory. I just need to get that into their heads

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