Lord Trimble taking government to court over backstop

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.

One to watch…