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Brexit Briefing: Seven key moments from a crazy week of negotiations

From planned breaches of international law to accusations of ‘sabre-rattling’ and lots of heated exchanges, a no-deal scenario has moved ever closer

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Seven days ago Brexit talks were just deadlocked. Then Boris Johnson unveiled plans to flout a done-deal on Northern Ireland and all hell broke loose. Here’s a swift look-back at what took place.

1 First hints

Last Sunday night reports out of London were that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was planning a domestic law that would unpick huge chunks of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement which came into effect on February 1 – the day after Britain left the political side of the European Union.


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