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Why Boris Johnson makes the argument over Irish borders?



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Boris Engagement In Global Conflicts: Just days after narrowly escaping a historic domestic defeat, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now engaged in two global conflicts. However, despite the fact that his plan to scrap key provisions of a post-Brexit agreement with the European Union and his concurrent push to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda are both battles with foreign adversaries, they are motivated by domestic promises to his base to “regain control.”

Johnson, whose lockdown-breaking during the pandemic earned him the dubious distinction of being the first sitting prime minister found to have broken the law, is perhaps still sceptical about things like boundaries and rules, as evidenced by the tense situation. If Johnson cannot oppose international law, he certainly believes he can circumvent it. Follow for more updates.

Britain’s fight against the European Union

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The irony of Britain’s fight against the European Union over the Irish border is that it is one of its own rules that it is attempting to violate. The Northern Ireland Protocol was negotiated and signed by the Johnson administration as part of the 2020 E.U.-U.K. Withdrawal Agreement. On Monday, the United Kingdom announced that it would unilaterally withdraw from portions of the agreement, prompting a backlash from European Union officials who claimed that Britain was violating international law.

As this scandal progressed, the United Kingdom moved forward with its controversial plan to transport asylum seekers to Rwanda. Tuesday, a series of individual U.K. court rulings prevented passengers from boarding the first scheduled flight, and a last-minute ruling from the European Court of Human Rights grounded the flight entirely.

Disputes over the Irish border and flights to Rwanda

These disputes over the Irish border and flights to Rwanda are not, however, mere diversions. Johnson’s Brexit promise centered on the British “regaining control.” Both scenarios present the United Kingdom with a foreign bureaucracy over which it must assert control.

In the Northern Ireland Protocol, the European Union is the adversary. Johnson and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss have blamed Brussels for failing to renegotiate the protocol, despite the fact that it enrages unionists in Northern Ireland. The British government argues that the Good Friday Agreement, which ended three decades of violence during the Troubles, is in jeopardy due to the protocol.

European Convention on Human Rights

However, it is more complicated than that. The European Court of Human Rights has nothing to do with Brexit or the EU, despite its name. Instead, it is the international court of the Council of Europe, a 46-member organization that was established after World War II at the urging of Johnson’s hero Winston Churchill in order to establish international legal standards.

With Brexit, Britain did not withdraw from the Council of Europe or the European Convention on Human Rights. Prior to this week, the concept has not been considered seriously. The only nation to leave the Council of Europe this year was Russia, which was pushed out despite its own efforts to leave following the invasion of Ukraine. Not a great business for Britain.

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