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UK Government Steps Up Effort to Sell Brexit Law to Businesses

June 26, 2022, 9:30 PM

The British government will launch a charm offensive with businesses from Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK on Monday in an attempt to win them over to its controversial plan to override part of the Brexit deal.

The first meeting with the business representatives comes as Parliament debates Boris Johnson’s new law that would give ministers the power to unilaterally rewrite the bulk of the Northern Ireland protocol.

When the bill was released earlier this month it was immediately condemned by legal experts and a number of UK politicians, while the European Union said it was a breach ...