Boris Johnson’s move to override parts of Brexit deal has ‘eroded’ trust, says Irish PM.
Mr Martin said: “In Europe there’s a lot of anger towards this and the manner in which this happened.
“In Ireland there clearly is, I articulated that.”
“Trust has been eroded” and “tensions have been created” as result of Boris Johnson’s move to override parts of his Brexit deal with the EU, Ireland’s prime minister has told Sky News.
Micheal Martin told Ireland correspondent Stephen Murphy that he had registered Dublin’s “deep disappointment” with the UK prime minister’s approach, as well as its “outright opposition”, in a phone call earlier.
It was unilateral, that’s no way to approach difficult and complex negotiations of this kind,” he said.
The controversial Internal Market Bill was published after the government admitted it wanted to potentially “break international law”.
It is intended to distribute powers being brought back from Brussels to Westminster and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.