EU Raises Threat of U.K. Trade War as N. Irish Spat Worsens (1)

June 9, 2021, 7:43 PM

The European Union warned it could impose tariffs and quotas on the U.K. as a bitter Brexit dispute over trade with Northern Ireland escalates.

“We are at a crossroads in our relationship,” European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told reporters on Wednesday after talks with U.K. Brexit Minister David Frost ended without a breakthrough. “Patience is wearing very, very thin.”

At issue is Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s effort to backtrack from a legally binding agreement the U.K. spent years negotiating to secure its orderly withdrawal from the bloc. In a bid to avoid customs checks on the island of ...

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