President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen has said that the United Kingdom cannot change the Withdrawal Agreement.
Making her state of the union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday in Brussels, the head of the EU’s powerful executive arm said: “This Withdrawal Agreement took three years to negotiate, and we worked relentlessly on it line-by-line, word-by-word, and together we succeeded.
“The European Union and the UK jointly agreed that it was the best and only way for ensuring peace on the island of Ireland and we will never backtrack on that.”
“This agreement has been ratified by this house and the House of Commons. It cannot be unilaterally changed, disregarded, disapplied. This is a matter of law and trust and good faith,” she added, in comments reported by ITV.
The remarks come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the Internal Market Bill to the House of Commons