The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, warned British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday of the consequences of non-compliance with the divorce agreement negotiated by London with the European Union, which he described as “impossible”. to modify unilaterally and that when it finally does so, it will lose the bloc’s confidence to negotiate the future.
“It is impossible to unilaterally change, ignore or stop the application of the agreement. It is a matter of law, trust and good faith,” Von der Leyen told the European Parliament’s plenary session during his speech on the stand of the USA European Union.
The head of the Community Executive warned London that “trust is the foundation of any solid association” and recalled a few words from former Conservative Prime Minister of the UK Margaret Tatcher who said, “The UK is not violating the Treaties. It would be bad for Britain, bad for relations with the rest of the world and for any future trade deal. “
Regarding the exit agreement, Von der Leyen recalled that it was negotiated and agreed “line by line” by both parties and that in addition to protecting the Good Friday Accords and preventing return to the interests of European and British citizens, it also serves a physical border with police checkpoints in Ulster.