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G7: Boris Johnson to face pressure from EU on Northern Ireland

EU leaders expected to stress potential consequences of failing to find resolution, putting onus on UK to compromise

G7 summit: latest news and reaction

Boris Johnson will come under fresh pressure from EU leaders in Cornwall on Saturday in the increasingly bitter standoff over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol.

The prime minister had hoped to skirt the subject of Brexit as he hosts G7 leaders. But his official spokesperson conceded on Friday that Downing Street expect it to be raised, as Johnson holds face-to-face meetings on Saturday, including with the EU Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, and the Council president, Charles Michel.

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