10 Sep 2020

EU threatens to take UK government to court over proposed changes to Brexit deal

Political Editor

The Vice-President of the EU Commission has called on the UK government to withdraw a proposed bill that would allow ministers to modify the EU Withdrawal agreement. And to do it by the end of the month, if not before, or face legal action.

But Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove declared the government “would not and could not” withdraw its bill. The pound slumped and with it the already fading hopes of a trade deal.