European Commission vice president warned continued threats from Britain to exit post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland are “enormously disruptive” and a decision to activate Article 16 would constitute an “enormous setback” for EU-UK relations.
Mr Sefcovic argued the Northern Ireland Protocol “was the most complicated part of the Brexit negotiations and is the foundation of the whole deal”.
He added: “Without the protocol, the system collapses.
“We must prevent that at all costs.”
Now Express.co.uk readers have demanded the hated deal should be torn up following the EU’s threats.
One person, Pythagoras, commented: “Collapse it. Void the withdrawal agreement.
“Limit payments to legal debts less their debts to us.
“Void the fishing licences. Trade on WTO terms as we do with USA. Our biggest customer.”
Another reader, suebhayro, commented: “Article 16 is a legal Article, set in the Withdrawal Agreement, for either side to use if they deem necessary and the conditions are met.
“No one has the right to make threats, if the legal conditions for triggering have been met.
“Liz Truss needs to hold her nerve and use the legality of the Article for the good of Northern Ireland/the UK.”
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