Brexit news latest – European Commission set to hold crunch talks as PM says he’ll consider triggering Article 16

THE European Commission is to hold talks in London next week over post-Brexit trade issues between the UK and Northern Ireland.

It comes as Boris Johnson said that he’ll consider triggering Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol in a bid to avoid a hard border in the Irish Sea.

In the Commons at Prime Ministers’ Questions, Mr Johnson suggested that he could respond in kind if there was no resolution to the issue of goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

“We will do everything we need to do, whether legislatively or indeed by triggering Article 16 of the protocol, to ensure that there is no barrier down the Irish Sea,” he told MPs.

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