UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday urged Members of the House of Commons to ignore Brussels’ concerns and pass a law amending the Brexit deal as he believes it is the only way to avoid “irrational interpretations” leading to a “limit” in the Irish Sea.
London this Wednesday introduced the Single Market Act, which aims to avoid hypothetical internal customs between the areas of the island of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The legislation would mean changing the protocol agreed for Northern Ireland, which has been proposed, among other things, to avoid a physical border in Ulster.
Johnson has stated before the House of Commons that his administration “wants to guarantee the integrity of the UK’s internal market” with a “legal safety net” that he believes avoids “extreme or irrational interpretations” of the commitments it has signed.
These interpretations, he warned, “could lead to a border in the Irish Sea”, a variable he also considers “detrimental” to the maintenance of the Northern Ireland peace accords. “That has to be our priority,” he said, according to the BBC.