Brexit: Michel Barnier 'played a blinder' claims Mummery
The European Commission said it would use the “legal means” available to it to counter British plans to ignore EU red tape on trade with the region. The Prime Minister defied eurocrats by pledging to scrap the rules on food shipments for another six months. He insisted the move would protect supermarket supply chains after months of disruption due to Brussels bureaucracy.
In response, the Commission accused Downing Street of moving to break international law and the terms of the Brexit deal.
The EU executive said: “This is the second time that the UK government is set to breach international law.
“The European Commission will respond to these developments in accordance with the legal means established by the Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.”
Brexit minister Lord Frost and his EU counterpart Maros Sefcovic will hold showdown talks on the issue tonight.
EU chief Maros Sefcovic will threaten the UK with legal action in Northern Ireland trade row