UK PM Johnson to say withdrawal agreement is 'contradictory' on Northern Ireland: Telegraph

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during the weekly question time debate in Parliament in London, Britain, September 2, 2020, in this screen grab taken from video. Reuters TV via REUTERS/File Photo

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell the European Union on Tuesday that the Brexit divorce deal is "contradictory" on Northern Ireland, the Telegraph newspaper reported on Monday.

It said he believes the UK-EU withdrawal agreement is legally ambiguous and would leave Northern Ireland isolated from the rest of the UK, something that was unforeseen when he agreed to it last year.

Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Howard Goller