Johnson has no option but to rein in rhetoric on NI protocol

London Letter: Threat to trigger article 16 is empty and would make of PM a pariah

In a joint statement after their video conference on Wednesday evening, British cabinet office minister Michael Gove and European Commission vice-president Maros Sevcovic described…

  • Denis Staunton
  • The Irish Times

But the meeting did not go well, with Sevcovic rejecting Gove’s assertion that the commission’s blunder last week in briefly triggering article 16 had fundamentally changed the political…

Boris Johnson told the House of Commons on Wednesday he was willing to trigger article 16, which can suspend the application of the…

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