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Sunak Says Brexit Deal Causing Harm, Urges EU to Be Flexible

  • Chancellor publicly aligns position with Johnson on N. Ireland
  • UK threat to rip up parts of deal risks trade war with bloc
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WATCH: Sunak says the Brexit settlement “poses enormous challenges to the stability of the situation in Northern Ireland.”Source: Bloomberg

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said the Brexit settlement in Northern Ireland is causing economic and political harm and called on the European Union to be flexible, comments likely to be seen as an attempt to publicly align himself with Boris Johnson after reports of a rift.