UK to introduce law unilaterally changing post-Brexit rules

Uk Eu BrexitLONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is expected to introduce legislation that would unilaterally change post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland.

That move will face opposition from lawmakers — including some in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s own Conservative Party — who believe the move violates international law.

The legislation expected Monday would let the government bypass the Northern Ireland Protocol, which requires the inspection of some goods shipped to Northern Ireland from other parts of the United Kingdom.

The protocol, designed to preserve free trade on the island of Ireland, is part of the broader trade deal that Johnson negotiated with the European Union when Britain left the 27-nation bloc.

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