Comment: Britain loses its cool as the EU keeps calm and goes to court

The EU is right to uphold its values and, as the only adult in the room, take action over the treaty reneged on by Boris Johnson’s government

4th October, 2020
Comment: Britain loses its cool as the EU keeps calm and goes to court
The move by the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against the British government last Thursday was the correct one.

The move by the European Commission to launch infringement proceedings against the British government last Thursday was the correct one.

It relates to the decision by the British government to introduce the Internal Market Bill to the House of Commons.The bill breaks international law by reneging on a treaty signed by Boris Johnson, the prime minister, and actively threatens an international peace agreement – the Good Friday Agreement – signed by Britain in 1998.

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