The Brexit Withdrawal Agreement ‘cannot be unilaterally changed, disregarded or disapplied’, the President of the European Commission has said.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) September 16, 2020
U-turn of you want to…
…Der Leyen’s not for turning.
“We will never backtrack on that. This agreement has been ratified by this House and by the House of Commons.
“It cannot be unilaterally changed, disregarded or disapplied. This is a matter of law and trust and good faith.”
Ms von der Leyen quoted the former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher: “Britain does not break treaties. It would be bad for Britain, bad for relations with the rest of the world, and bad for any future treaty on trade”.
She added: “This was true then, and this is true today. Trust is the foundation of any strong partnership.