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G7 Summit Overshadowed By Dispute Between London And Brussels

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In view of the G7 Summit, Saturday June 12, Europeans criticized London for not keeping their word on their post-Brexit commitments, while the British government repeatedly said that the territorial integrity of the United Kingdom was not negotiable.

The two leaders clashed over Northern Ireland and Brexit. An exchange when the British Prime Minister used an example of a butcher. English sausage versus Toulouse sausage. London asked. “Respect” to Europeans after an interview between Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson during the G7 summit, which gave rise to a difficult exchange on the consequences of Brexit in Northern Ireland.

The row eclipsed the G7 summit in Cornwall, which ended on Sunday afternoon, the first in-person gathering of world leaders since the start of the pandemic. “But in fact, what happened at that summit amount to a lot of work on topics that had absolutely nothing to do with Brexit,” Johnson added. The understanding between the great powers at their summit in Carbis Bay (United Kingdom) was weighed down by the differences between London and the Europeans on the new controls imposed on certain exchanges between Great Britain and the British province of on the other side of the Irish Sea, disrupting trade and provoking the anger of Unionists, who defend the maintenance of the province within the United Kingdom.

Boris Johnson has sought to downplay reports of a split with the EU over Northern Ireland at the end of the G7 summit, although he insisted it was the job of the government “to protect the territorial integrity” of the UK.

Speaking at a press conference at the end of the summit, the prime minister was careful not to escalate a row that had started following a report that Frenchman Emmanuel Macron had suggested that the Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom.

“What I am saying is that we will do whatever it takes to protect the territorial integrity of the UK,”.

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