7 Sep 2020

UK government accused of ripping up part of Brexit withdrawal deal

Political Editor

The government has been accused of ripping up part of the Brexit withdrawal deal that took the country out of the European Union earlier this year.

But ministers insist that a new law to change the way customs checks and subsidies work in Northern Ireland under the agreement is just “tidying up loose ends” .

That’s not how it is being seen in Brussels though, where they said the commitments the UK has already made were “legal obligations” and a “matter of trust”.

Our political editor Gary Gibbon was in Westminster.