NI protocol 'the solution not the problem' says EU Commission chief
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has said that the Northern Ireland Protocol is the solution to issues caused by Brexit.Mrs von der Leyen also said the Northern Ireland Protocol is not the problem behind a series of issues the region has faced in recent months.
She made the comments during a visit to Dublin to formally approve the Irish Government’s proposals for projects funded by the European recovery and resilience plan.
DUP leader Sir Jeffery Donaldson says his party will immediately withdraw from Irish north/south political bodies over the NI Protocol. He stresses the Protocol has made the current arrangement unsustainable and that "we simply cannot go on like this". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Lord Frost admits the Northern Ireland Protocol is "undermining the Good Friday Agreement".The Protocol was put in place to ensure there would be no hard border with Ireland, but it has instead effectively placed a trade barrier in the Irish Sea.
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Brexit minister Lord Frost urges the EU to “move forward” with the UK to find “a new balance” with changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol, saying the government expected the rules to be operated “in a light touch way”, admitting “that’s not how it’s turned out”. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Brexit minister Lord Frost tells peers “we cannot go on as we are” with the current application of the Northern Ireland Protocol.The Protocol, part of the Brexit divorce deal signed by Boris Johnson and negotiated by Lord Frost, effectively keeps Northern Ireland in the European Union’s single market for goods.
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