We will not publish legal opinions on removal of Northern Ireland Protocol, says Attorney General


The government will not publish legal advice regarding the removal of the Northern Ireland Protocol, Attorney General Suella Braverman has said.

Speaking on ‘The Take with Sophy Ridge’ on Sky News, Ms Braverman said the government will explain the legal basis so people can understand the decision taken, but will not issue full legal opinions as this is “incredibly rare”.

“We’re not going to publish the legal opinions. It’s incredibly rare for the government to publish their legal opinions,” she said.

“I think what the government is doing is it will provide a little more detail on the legal basis so that people understand a little better why we think the action taken is legal.”

The UK has threatened to tear up the Northern Ireland Protocol and suspend border controls in the Irish Sea as Unionists claim it has driven a wedge between Northern Ireland and the rest of the world. UK.

In a recent confrontation with the EU, Foreign Minister Liz Truss accused the bloc of refusing to extend the mandate of her counterpart Maros Sefcovic to extend to concerns expressed by political parties, such as the DUP .

Ms Truss pledged to table the Protocol Removal Bill ‘in the coming weeks’ and said it was in response to the ‘very serious and grave situation’ in Northern Ireland.


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