Boris Johnson ‘ready for fresh war with judges as he plans to rip up Brexit deal to free Northern Ireland from red tape’

BORIS Johnson is gearing up for a fresh war with parliament, the House of Lords and the Supreme Court.

It’s thought the Prime Minister is planning to rip up the UK’s Brexit deal in the hope that he can free Northern Ireland from Brussels’ red tape.

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Boris Johnson is demanding ‘significant changes’ are made to the UK’s Brexit deal[/caption]

Senior officials are currently drawing up plans to suspend parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol if Brussels refuses to make “significant changes” to the Brexit current deal.

According to The Telegraph, Lord Frost, the Cabinet Office minister will this week unveil “a new legal text” outlining the UK’s proposals. 

 It is understood he will make clear it is a “red line” that Northern Ireland is freed from being overseen by the European Court of Justice.

It came as the PM received a big boost from Joe Biden for his bid to overhaul hated Brexit checks in Northern Ireland.

US national security adviser Jake Sullivan revealed the White House is open to alternatives to the NI Protocol. 

But he also warned any move that could reimpose a hard border with the Republic would be “of significant concern to the US”.

He told the BBC: “Our view is the two sides should work together in a constructive way to find a deal and a way forward.”

Eurocrats are even set to cave to No 10 and end the Sausage War by allowing British bangers to carry on flowing to NI.

EU Brexit chief Maros Sefcovic will unveil plans for “big changes” to border checks on Wednesday including a “bespoke” deal on food.

Brussels sources revealed the major U-turn, insisting: “We want to end the problems with the Protocol.”

However, France this week threatened to block the UK’s Christmas supplies and cut energy supplies as they mocked the nation’s fuel ­crisis.

Europe minister Clement Beaune vowed to exploit the supply chaos to try to win more access to UK waters as the Brexit fishing row turned nasty.

Militant French fishermen have threatened to blockade Calais and stop the flow of goods to and from Britain in the run-up to Christmas.

The president of the fishing committee for the northern Hauts-de-France region, Olivier Lepretre, said it was an “option” to block the port in Calais and exports into the United Kingdom.

He said: “As far as French fishermen in northern France are concerned, in the absence of any results, the blocking of the port of Calais and exports to the United Kingdom for the period leading up to Christmas is an option.”

Deputy PM Dominic Raab said he doesn’t think “war is on the cards” with France but insisted No 10 will be “resolute” in defending our fishermen.

He said: “What the French need to adjust to is the new reality as we have left the EU.

“We have got a free trade deal – it includes scope on fishing but they can’t expect to have the kind of quotas they had previously, unlimited access.”



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