EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

File photo: Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government proposed legislation that would remove customs checks on some goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K.

He may have got into power but he has sure as hell been a virus on the UK.

The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government proposed legislation that would remove customs checks on some goods entering Northern Ireland from the rest of the U.K. Those checks were imposed as part of a hard-fought compromise when Britain left the EU and its borderless free-trade zone — but have caused both economic and political problems in Northern Ireland, where some say they undermine the region’s place in the United Kingdom. The EU has decried Britain’s effort to rip up part of the deal.

Source: EU sues UK over move to rewrite post-Brexit trade rules

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