As of September 2018, the EU had 76 ongoing infringement actions against...go on see if you can guess...It's a country that Angela Merkel treats with utter contempt and disdain for its laws and conventions.I'll ask myself a much simpler question. Why did we sign the WA and rush it through parliament without reading?
Why were we planning to beak it in Feb?
You think this is muted?
The Vice-President stated, in no uncertain terms, that the timely and full implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, including the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland – which Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his government agreed to, and which the UK Houses of Parliament ratified, less than a year ago – is a legal obligation. The European Union expects the letter and spirit of this Agreement to be fully respected. Violating the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement would break international law, undermine trust and put at risk the ongoing future relationship negotiations.
The EU Is Taking Legal Action Against The UK Internal Market Bill
Now, the EU aren't daft and were aware that it would be blocked by the Lords whilst negotiations continued and that if an agreement is reached, they can not GAF.
Yep, you got it, Germany. The country with the highest number of infringements against EU law.
All countries break international law in the eyes of others. Its all about perspective and shifting national/international sentiment and priorities.