Brexit LIVE: EU deal could be ruled unlawful – 220-year-old legislation undermined

Ben Habib: We haven’t actually had Brexit yet

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A group of unionist politicians – including former DUP leader Arlene Foster, Baroness Hoey and former Brexit Party MEP Ben Habib – claim the Protocol is unlawful as it conflicts with the 1998 Good Friday Agreement and the 1800 Act of Union. Speaking yesterday when the hearing kicked off, John Larkin QC said: “The Protocol could not be validly made because it is in conflict with a provision of the constitution of the United Kingdom – that is Article 6 of the Acts of Union.”

The challenge comes after the High Court in Belfast ruled the Brexit deal for Northern Ireland was lawful in June.

The Protocol effectively places Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods to avoid a hard border with Ireland.

But this has led to checks on goods crossing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, creating a barrier to trade within the UK.

The case continues.

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Nissan’s £13.2bn move and burning of EU red tape boosts UK by billions

Brexit Britain has scored a huge win after Nissan announced its Sunderland plant will be at the centre of a £13.2billion investment, while the UK’s burning of red tape has injected a boost worth hundreds of billions of pounds.

The motoring giant revealed the manufacturing hub in the north east will be used to develop 23 electric cars by 2030.

Within that period, the firm wants electric models to account for half of its global output.

During a news conference in Japan, the car manufacturer said it will spend the huge sum on electric vehicles over the next five years.

This will see the firm double its spend compared to the previous decade as it looks to ramp up its share of the EV market in the face of fierce competition from the likes of Toyota and Tesla.

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