Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged MPs to back his bill to amend the Withdrawal Agreement with the EU to prevent it creating a “blockade” in the Irish Sea and potentially breaking up the United Kingdom in the process.
Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the Withdrawal Agreement (WA) as it stands would give the EU the power to “carve up our country – to divide it” by creating barriers between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. If the barriers remain after the Brexit transition period then the bloc would retain some power over British laws and regulations.
“We are now hearing that unless we agree to the EU’s terms, the EU will use an extreme interpretation of the Northern Ireland protocol to impose a full-scale trade border down the Irish sea,” Johnson wrote in The Telegraph.
“We are being told that the EU will not only impose