Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin admitted this Wednesday that his administration is “extremely concerned” about the changes the UK has proposed to the EU withdrawal agreement and has considered it “essential” to reroute negotiations between London and Brussels.
Martin has said that he will telephone his UK counterpart Boris Johnson, who he has accused of “unilaterally” telling an amendment that could ultimately affect the Irish-Northern Ireland border, by phone.
London finalizes new single market legislation that would leave the abolition of physical checks on the UK to Northern Ireland route in the air. This condition is included in the exit agreement to avoid returning to a physical border in Ulster.
At a press conference, Martin called for “mutual trust” between the parties so that the UK and the European Union can ratify an agreement before December 31 that organizes future relations. The British executive has marked October 15th as an ultimatum for a pact on the matter and again threatened to break the relationship for good without any network.