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Boris Johnson risks confrontation with EU as he promises to ‘fix’ Northern Ireland protocol.

Boris Johnson said ministers are considering using legislation to rewrite the Northern Ireland Protocol, which is expected to take place in the next parliamentary session from May

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Boris Johnson said he wanted to ‘fix’ the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Boris Johnson has threatened to create legislation that would allow Britain to tear up a key part of its own Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister risked a new confrontation with Brussels by promising to “fix” the Northern Ireland Protocol, which was designed to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland.

Mr Johnson confirmed today that ministers are considering using legislation to rewrite the minutes, which are expected to take place at the next parliamentary session from May.

It comes less than two weeks before the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, with fury among unionist parties who believed the protocol was separating Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.







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The Prime Minister told a news conference in New Delhi: “The Protocol really does not have the confidence of a large, large part of the population of Northern Ireland. We need to address this, we need to fix this.

“We believe we can do it with some very simple and sensible steps.

“We have repeatedly spoken to our friends and partners in the EU. We will continue to speak to them.

“But as I have said many times before, we do not rule out taking steps now if they are necessary.”

When asked if that included legislation, he said, “Of course.”

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