MP seeks ‘meaningful vote’ over Northern Ireland protocol bill powers | The Guardian

Tory rebel Sir Bob Neill attempts to force Boris Johnson to require parliamentary approval before bringing provisions into force

A leading Conservative rebel has launched an attempt to force Boris Johnson to seek permission from parliament before using powers in the Northern Ireland protocol bill.

Sir Bob Neill, chair of the justice committee, tabled an amendment on Tuesday that would require “parliamentary approval for bringing into force any provisions” of the legislation, which would unilaterally rip up Brexit arrangements for Northern Ireland at the risk of a trade war with the EU.

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