GERMANY has promised No 10 it will prevent a trade war erupting between Britain and the EU.
Berlin has given “assurances” the bloc won’t bin the Brexit deal over rows on fishing and Northern Ireland.
Poland and Greece are also said to have ruled out tit-for-tat tariffs, according to sources in Brussels.
Negotiations on NI border red tape are going “extremely badly” according to a diplomatic note seen by The Sun.
The bloc is split with one camp favouring a “proportionate” response if the UK unilaterally scraps checks. But others, including Ireland and France, want to see the entire trade deal canned in that scenario.
It comes as Emmanuel Macron faced fresh humiliation in his fishing crusade against Britain.
The French leader’s bid to hijack the NI border talks was slapped down by fellow EU states.
He demanded Brussels use the tense negotiations over Brexit red tape to turn the screw on Boris Johnson.
Paris wants tariffs on UK fish exports and our trawlers banned from EU waters if No 10 rips up the NI Protocol.
But other capitals roundly dismissed the plan. One source branded the plot “absolute nonsense”.