The Star (Kenya)

EU ‘very con­cerned’ by UK plan to break di­vorce treaty

- Brexit · European Politics · UK News · Politics · British Politics · European Union · United Kingdom · London

Bri­tain plunged Brexit trade talks into cri­sis on Wed­nes­day by ex­plic­itly ac­knowl­edg­ing it could break in­ter­na­tional law by ig­nor­ing some parts of its EU di­vorce treaty, prompt­ing a rapid re­buke from the EU’S chief ex­ec­u­tive. Brush­ing aside warn­ings from Brus­sels that breach­ing the treaty would pre­vent any trade deal be­ing struck, Lon­don said in the pro­posed leg­is­la­tion it would ig­nore parts of the With­drawal Agree­ment signed in Jan­uary. The In­ter­nal Mar­kets Bill spells out that cer­tain pro­vi­sions are “to have ef­fect notwith­stand­ing in­con­sis­tency or in­com­pat­i­bil­ity with in­ter­na­tional or other do­mes­tic law”.

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