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IrelandBoris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit

14:10  21 august  2019
14:10  21 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly wants Ireland to agree to temporarily leave its trading union with the European Union and join with The proposal for a new trade union between the two countries is reportedly one of the "creative solutions" Johnson has said he'll raise with EU leaders

Boris Johnson has argued that the EU was seeking to “blockade one part of the UK , to cut it off” in The internal market bill aims to enforce compatible rules and regulations regarding trade in England The UK government says the EU has ample information. Either way, there is nothing in the internal

Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit © Getty
  • Boris Johnson reportedly wants Ireland to agree to temporarily leave it's trading partnership with the EU and join with the UK instead.
  • The plan is one of the "creative solutions" Johnson plans to raise with EU leaders this week.
  • Ireland described the proposal as "worrying" and dismissed any suggestion that the country would align with the UK.
  • Johnson is due to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday evening.

Boris Johnson reportedly wants Ireland to agree to temporarily leave it's trading union with the EU and join with the UK instead after Brexit.

The Sun newspaper reports that Downing Street is considering asking Ireland to voluntarily diverge from EU rules in order to prevent a hard border between the two countries after Britain leaves the EU.

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The UK is no longer a member of the European Union ( EU ), but that's not the end of Brexit . However, its purpose was to set out a process to allow the UK to leave the EU as smoothly as The UK 's financial settlement with the EU . Negotiations aimed at agreeing the new relationship - including

The UK government says its internal market bill which would override part of the Brexit divorce Ministers and government supporters argue that problems with the deal, and the EU 's stance in trade negotiations, justify the move. How does Boris Johnson 's new Brexit bill violate international law?

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Under the plan Ireland would gain a "special dispensation" from Brussels to leave their trading rules until new "alternative arrangements" to the Northern Ireland backstop are established.

A senior minister in Johnson's government told The Sun: "The solution is a bilateral agreement to agree a common rule book for Britain and Ireland for as long we need one."

They added that "Ideally though, the EU would formally propose it rather than us [so] it is more acceptable to the Irish."

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Downing Street has snubbed a legal threat from the European Union over Boris Johnson 's plans to tear up The bloc had given the UK one month to respond to its 'letter of formal notice'. If the court ruled against the UK then it would be legally required to comply with the judgement issued against it.

The trade talks are over: the EU have effectively ended them by saying that they do not want to change their Earlier in the day, Johnson unequivocally said the UK was ready for a no-deal Brexit and would rather A no-deal divorce with the EU and trade on WTO rules , with all the applicable tariffs

Ireland described the proposal as "worrying."

Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit © Catalyst Images Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar arrives for an European Council Summit at The Europa Building in Brussels, on June 30, 2019. - Deadlocked EU leaders meet for a rare weekend summit seeking to fill senior European positions and settle a battle that has split key allies France and Germany. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

"This is an EU-UK matter, we are the EU, there is no scope for a bilateral agreement," Fine Gael's Brexit spokesperson Neale Richmond tweeted, adding that the proposal was a "worrying pivot," by the UK government.

The idea is supposedly one of the "creative solutions" Johnson is planning to raise with EU leaders this week.

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Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit
Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit

"There are plenty of other creative solutions [to the border issue]" Johnson told ITV news on Tuesday.

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"I'm going to go and see if I can explore those ideas with our friends in Germany and France, and at the G7. Let's see where we get to.

Boris Johnson wants Ireland to leave EU trade rules and form a new union with the UK after Brexit © Getty The prime minister is due to meet for dinner with German Chancellor Angel Merkel this evening before having lunch with the French President Emmanual Macron on Thursday.

Johnson's proposal comes after he wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk this week to insist that the Northern Ireland backstop must be removed from the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement.

Tusk dismissed the idea and accused Johnson of secretly wanting to trigger a new hard border with Ireland.

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