Britain lays bill to override elements of Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Protocol
The British Government has published its Northern Ireland Protocol Bill which aims to give it the power to unilaterally override elements of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement it signed with the European Union.
The bill was laid before the British House of Commons late this afternoon.
The bill, if it did eventually become law, would give 'Ministers of the Crown powers to provide that other provision of the Northern Ireland Protocol does not have effect in the United Kingdom'.
It 'provides that enactments, including the Union with Ireland Act 1800 and the Act of Union (Ireland) 1800, are not to be affected by provision of the Northern Ireland Protocol that does not have effect in the United Kingdom'.
And it also 'gives Ministers of the Crown powers to make new law in connection with the Northern Ireland Protocol (including where provision of the Protocol does not have effect in the United Kingdom'.