The EU’s initial response is expected to be low-key and will arrive in a statement after the legislation’s first reading in the House of Commons today.

However, Sinn Fein have made their views clear, calling Mr Johnson’s plans ‘totally reckless’ and saying they will breach international law.

Part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, the protocol was negotiated in 2019.

Here’s a reminder of why Britain wants to change the treaty and how it will impact the Good Friday Agreement.

Meanwhile, Andrew Tettenborn describes how the government learned to negotiate with Brussels – and the remnants hate it.

Judges reject latest attempt to block Rwanda flight

Of course, this is not the only international relations legal battle the government has faced.

The Court of Appeal today rejected requests for an injunction to block the departure of the first plane carrying deportees to Rwanda.

Yet the court heard there were just 11 migrants left on tomorrow’s first flight, with individual legal claims by migrants reducing the number from the original 130.

Our live blog contains the latest information on the judgment of the Court of Appeal.

Read why Rakib Ehsan argues that the left’s knee-jerk criticism of Rwanda’s asylum plan is deeply damaging to Global Britain.

The best way to lose weight is to eat less, says PM

Besides the Protocol punch and the eviction dispute, the prime minister is also waging his war on size.

He came out today saying the best way to lose weight is to ‘eat less’, citing his own experience, as he responded to criticism of the government’s new food strategy.

The Prime Minister has denied the proposals are failing to tackle obesity after the strategy’s senior adviser said he had failed to address the UK’s health problems.

Mr Johnson insisted he was ‘very grateful’ for the work done by Henry Dimbleby, the co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, despite the strategy rejecting his salt and sugar tax proposals. Read the Prime Minister’s comments.

Commentary and analysis

Around the world: Ukraine blasts Biden claims

Ukraine has hit back at Joe Biden’s “absurd” remarks that Volodymyr Zelensky “didn’t want to hear” US intelligence on the likelihood of a Russian invasion. Sergei Nikiforov, the Ukrainian president’s spokesman, said the US president’s assertion “probably needs to be clarified” because it was Ukraine’s partners who ignored their concerns. Meanwhile, it emerged that Germany paid Russia more than 12 billion euros for fossil fuels in the first 100 days of war in Ukraine, because Russia is now ready to make more money thanks to oil and gas than last year. Russia made 93 billion euros for its fossil fuel exports between February 24 and June 3, with some countries actually increasing their purchases of oil and gas.

Monday interview

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