EU poised to take legal action against UK over Northern Ireland protocol bill

Bloc says it will not renegotiate agreement and threatens to take ministers to court for ‘damaging’ unilateral action

  • Is NI protocol bill just ‘relatively trivial set of adjustments’?

The EU is poised to launch legal action against the UK after ministers controversially claimed an emergency loophole allowed them to scrap post-Brexit checks and standards in Northern Ireland.

In a surprising admission, the UK government accepted that its new Northern Ireland protocol bill would mean it did not meet its obligations under international law.

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