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EU Prepares to Take Legal Action As UK Plans to Override Brexit Deal

  • UK due to unveil law to override part of Brexit deal next week
  • Bloc’s draft statement emphasizes calm response to UK bill
Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson

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The UK is making last-minute tweaks to planned legislation to override a portion of its Brexit deal, as the European Union prepares to relaunch legal proceedings as part of the bloc’s response to the move.

The EU has drawn up a draft statement to follow a UK move, emphasizing a calm response and reiterating the need to return to negotiations, while reminding the UK that their trade agreement is predicated on the Brexit accord, according to people familiar with the issue.