The European Commission announced on Thursday morning that they are starting legal action against Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his attempts to override some pf the Brexit deal.
It has been claimed that Johnson breached that “good faith” promise that the EU and UK signed last year with the withdrawal agreement which was also passed by Parliament.
The EU has requested that Johnson removes the controversial sections of the Internal Market Bill. The “letter of formal notice” may well lead to a court case against Johnson’s government in the EU.
Full & effective implementation of Withdrawal Agreement will always be an absolute priority for 🇪🇺
It is the result of long EU-UK negotiations & the only way to protect Good Friday (Belfast) Agreement, guaranteeing peace and stability on island of Ireland. #InternalMarketBill https://t.co/92cq1tY6Nj
— Michel Barnier (@MichelBarnier) October 1, 2020
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned in a very short statement, that the UK now has one month to respond to their concerns over the draft legislation.
She added that the Internal Market Bill is “full of contradiction” from previous commitments on how a hard border with Ireland should be avoided.
Johnson’s government insists this bill is a necessary “safety net” which will protect trade within the UK.