Although senior Brexit officials backed the deal in the face of a Remainer rebellion that threatened to reverse the referendum result, MPs are increasingly concerned that the deal is still not worth the paper it is written on. “He understands that we need to make progress this week. We cannot be in the same position until the end of the next round of negotiations as we are now, if we reach an agreement within the available time,” the spokesperson added. This level of agreement rises to two-thirds among “Red Wall” residents who voted Labour in the 2017 general election and then switched to the Conservatives in the 2019 election – and nearly three-quarters of those who voted Conservative in both elections. At a press conference, Mr. Sefcovic said he hoped the agreement on the implementation of the withdrawal agreement could create a “positive momentum” in trade negotiations. The government violated the agreement in September by introducing the Internal Market Law, which gives it the power to override parts of the protocol and violate international law in a “limited and specific” way, the ministers said. “I look forward to a swift meeting of the EU-UK Joint Committee, chaired by Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic and Michael Gove, to formalise the agreements reached. He believes the withdrawal agreement between Britain and the EU is legally ambiguous and would leave Northern Ireland isolated from the rest of the UK, which was unforeseen when he accepted it last year. The agreement covers issues such as border controls on animal and plant products, the supply of medicines and deliveries of chilled meat and other food to supermarkets. With the nation`s finances in a desperate state, Mr Johnson needs a deal, but signs suggest he won`t sign a deal that will make him a hostage to wealth. The agreement set out various conditions for the UK to leave the EU and laid the groundwork for a trade deal with the bloc. If the UK frees itself from the worst aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement, we will gain international respect, not we will lose it.
The real context is explained by Sir Christopher Meyer, John Major`s press secretary and Tony Blair`s ambassador to Washington, who tweeted: “International law is a decoy here. The problem is political, not legal: the EU`s inability to negotiate in good faith on future relations, so that NI without a deal becomes by default a gateway to EU law under the UK, unless Parliament takes preventive measures. VA is simply not open to debate. It`s hard to believe that @BorisJohnson plans to retract an agreement that he himself negotiated less than a year ago, in the middle of a discussion on the future partnership. .