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EC sues Britain after Johnson refuses to appoint commissioner; Comply, leave EU or face European Court of Justice and enormous daily fines, Brussels tells the UK

Nov 15, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE European Commission yesterday brought legal action against Britain for breaking its EU treaty obligations, after Boris Johnson rejected its demands to name a new commissioner to serve in Brussels.

The commission said it would begin a process that could end with Britain sued in the European Court of Justice and subjected to huge, daily fines, unless it complied or left the EU before a judgment was reached.

It rejected the British defence that it was bound by convention not to make...