Former First Minister of Northern Ireland and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord Trimble is taking the government to court over the backstop.
He and others are now set to pursue action, contesting that the hated backstop trap (part of the Northern Ireland Protocol) breaches the Good Friday Agreement.
Legal proceedings will now be initiated, seeking the removal of the backstop from the EU Withdrawal Agreement.
It comes after others highlighted the potential legal problems with imposing a ‘backstop’ on the people of Northern Ireland.
It seems an EU backstop is actually illegal.
Imposing a ‘backstop’ on Northern Ireland will infringe the human rights of its citizens. – Briefings For Brexit https://t.co/vKDKKoaTgr
— Rob Wilson (@RobWilson_RDG) February 4, 2019
One to watch…