Brexit LIVE: ‘Can’t accept that’ Scholz throws down gauntlet at Boris as EU tensions erupt

The German Chancellor is seen to be taking a more robust stance with the UK over the Brexit deal than his predecessor Angela Merkel. His administration has repeatedly delivered clear, public rebukes to London over its Brexit maneuvering, particularly over the Northern Ireland Protocol, which Mr Johnson is attempting to alter unilaterally after a series of failed negotiations. Commenting on the move, Mr Scholz said: “It is a very regrettable decision that the British government has taken. It is a departure from all the agreements we have made.” His Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, added: “London is unilaterally breaking agreements and it is doing so for predictable motives of its own. We in the EU cannot accept that.” Mr Johnson will come face to face with Mr Scholz on Monday for the G7 Summit which is being held in the German alps.

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