When the United Kingdom negotiated its exit from the European Union, both sides hammered out a withdrawal agreement.
But with just months to go before the U.K. ends its transition period for leaving the EU, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to override part of that agreement.
He is pushing for new legislation to be approved in London that will give greater protection to the U.K. internal market. A cabinet minister acknowledged in the House of Commons that the move would break international law.
The move has drawn strong criticism from European leaders and even former British prime ministers have denounced the action.
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- Alexandra Phillips is a former Brexit Party Member of European parliament.
- Brian O’Donovan is a Washington correspondent for the Irish broadcaster, RTE News.
- Remi Piet is a Research Associate at the University of Miami.
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