Brexit LIVE: Boris readying ‘bomb proof’ case – Ireland threatens to terminate ENTIRE deal

EU’s reaction to triggering of Article 16 discussed by Parker

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The Irish Minister said triggering Article 16 over the Northern Ireland Protocol would prompt retaliatory action and fears London is “deliberately forcing a breakdown in relations and negotiations between the two sides”. On Friday EU commissioner Maroš Šefčovič warned of “serious consequences” if the UK suspends the Brexit deal after Brexit minister Lord Frost said Article 16 is “very much on the table”.

PM preparing ‘bomb proof’ case

A Brexit expert has said Boris Johnson wants to ensure the case for triggering Article 16 is “bomb proof” amid speculation he could trigger it soon.

The Prime Minister has said the current implementation of the protocol is having a “damaging impact” on the people of Northern Ireland.

But expert Mujtaba Rahman said “it will still be a bit of time” before the Government notifies the EU on Article 16, saying it could be early December. 

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