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UK Tory Brexiteers Say Parts of Sunak’s New EU Deal ‘Useless’

  • Parliament to vote on so-called Stormont Brake on Wednesday
  • Tory European Research Group delays taking stance in vote
Rishi Sunak
Rishi SunakPhotographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Hard-line Brexiteers in Rishi Sunak’s Conservative Party said parts of the UK prime minister’s new Brexit deal are “practically useless,” while reserving judgment on whether they’ll rebel in a vote on Wednesday.

EU law will remain supreme in Northern Ireland, new trading arrangements won’t work as billed by Sunak and a proposed veto mechanism for the application of new EU rules in the region won’t work, the Tory Brexiteer faction, known as the European Research Group, said on Tuesday in its first detailed assessment of the deal.