UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said the EU is taking an “excessively burdensome” approach to post-Brexit trading arrangements for Northern Ireland as part of the G7 talks.
Johnson insisted he was not trying to back out of the agreement.
It comes after reports suggested US president Joe Biden was concerned about the situation.
Britain’s “internal market” had to be respected, though, and “we just need to make it work,” the prime minister said on Friday morning.
The EU has threatened to launch a trade war against the UK if it fails to implement checks on goods entering Northern Ireland under the terms of the Brexit “divorce” settlement, which Johnson signed.