Brexit LIVE: Imminent chaos predicted as UK goods face becoming unsellable in Europe

Brexit to save Johnson ahead of likely no-confidence vote

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info

Mr Rees-Mogg is said to have told the cabinet that he plans to introduce a five-year expiry date for over 1,500 pieces of EU legislation. However, the plans have been widely criticised. Eleonor Duhs – a lawyer who worked on the 2018 EU withdrawal act – told The Independent a “self-imposed cliff-edge for retained EU law is a recipe for potential chaos”. Adding to this, Willliam Bain, head of trade and policy at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) said: “We should not complicate our trading relationship by diverging so far it makes UK goods and services unsellable into Europe.”

FOLLOW BELOW FOR LIVE UPDATES…

What is the Northern Ireland protocol?

The Northern Ireland protocol is the piece of legislation that prevents a hard border from being in place between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

Before Brexit, it was easy to transport goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic because both sides were subject to the same EU rules. 

However, after Brexit, a new system was needed as the EU has strict rules and requires border checks when certain goods arrive from non-EU countries.

The protocol agreed that there would be no checks at the Irish border but there would instead be checks on goods coming from Great Britain to Northern Ireland. 

However, the UK government now wants to rip up parts of the protocol and remove the need for goods checks between Britain and Northern Ireland. 

Imminent ‘chaos’ predicted as UK goods face becoming ‘unsellable in Europe’

 Jacob Rees-Mogg’s plans to set an expiry date for an abundance of EU laws have been deemed “chaos” by lawyers and business groups.

Mr Rees-Mogg is said to have told the cabinet that he plans to introduce a five-year expiry date for over 1,500 pieces of EU legislation.

However, the plans have been widely criticised.

Eleonor Duhs – a lawyer who worked on the 2018 EU withdrawal act – told The Independent a “self-imposed cliff-edge for retained EU law is a recipe for potential chaos”.

Adding to this, Willliam Bain, head of trade and policy at the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) said: “We should not complicate our trading relationship by diverging so far it makes UK goods and services unsellable into Europe.”

Good morning

Good morning, I’m Olivia Stringer and I’ll be bringing you all the latest developments on Brexit for the next eight hours. Please feel free to get in touch with me as I work if you have a story or tips to share! Your thoughts are always welcome.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @Livstringer_

Source: Read Full Article