9 Sep 2020

EU leaders issue warnings over Johnson plan to override parts of Brexit deal

Political Editor

Today has seen a chorus of warnings and concern from European Union leaders over Boris Johnson’s plans to override key elements of the Brexit deal.

They spoke up as the government published legislation that it admits would breach international law.

Mr Johnson insisted he was trying to preserve the Northern Ireland peace process – but one of its architects disagreed.

The former prime minister Sir John Major said if Britain failed to keep its promises, we will have “lost something beyond price that may never be regained” .