Brexit minister reiterates belief that NI Protocol is 'unsustainable'

6/2/2021 12:35:00 PM

Brexit Minister reiterates belief that NI Protocol is 'unsustainable'

Brexit Minister reiterates belief that NI Protocol is 'unsustainable'

Lord Frost could meet and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic next week.

image caption Lord Frost - the UK's Brexit minister - met business representatives in Northern Ireland The UK's Brexit Minister has reiterated his belief that the NI Protocol is unsustainable in its current form.EU demands UK cave in Brexit row The European Commission's vice-president has sought to blame Boris Johnson's Government for the unease over the Northern Ireland Protocol among loyalists, saying London should ditch ideology and instead adopt a pragmatic approach.08:20, Wed, Jun 2, 2021 | UPDATED: 08:20, Wed, Jun 2, 2021 Link copied Brexit: Boris Johnson given 'misinformation' says Mummery Sign up to receive our rundown of the day's top stories SUBSCRIBE Invalid email When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Northern Ireland due to border and customs disputes.

Lord Frost was speaking after meeting business leaders in NI.UK and EU officials are engaged in intensive technical talks aimed at simplifying the operation of the protocol.His rebuke of the UK's response comes after unionist and loyalist anger descended into violence in recent weeks over post-Brexit border checks.A "stock-taking" meeting involving Lord Frost and European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic could take place next week.You can unsubscribe at any time.However it is understood that the technical talks have made limited progress.However, he insisted the protocol should not be scrapped, saying it presented “opportunity” and would take care of daily problems in Northern Ireland.They are covering around 30 issues ranging from VAT on used cars, to pet travel and the movement of food products from GB to NI.“We've had the former DUP leader, Arlene Foster, saying there are now more checks from Great Britain into Northern Ireland than there are in Rotterdam.

image caption The NI Protocol is the part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border in the Irish Sea UK officials believe that viable solutions are in sight for perhaps two issues, with partial solutions possible in maybe half a dozen other areas.Brexit: Northern Ireland 'being used as a plaything' says Poots 9.Related articles Vaccines ARE working as UK records ZERO Covid deaths for 1st time According to the Financial Times, Nissan could boost could expand its existing battery manufacturer to produce 200,000 units per year.But the two sides are still far apart on the majority of issues, particularly the possibility of an agri-food agreement.The protocol is the part of the Brexit deal that creates a trade border in the Irish Sea in order to prevent a hardening of the Irish land border.The protocol was agreed to prevent the return of a hard border on the island of Ireland, amid fears that such an outcome could undermine the Good Friday peace agreement.It was agreed by the UK and EU in October 2019 and was subject to further negotiation and agreement in 2020.This could come from a £500 million budget created by the Government to back electric battery production.It keeps Northern Ireland in the EU single market for goods and means EU customs rules are enforced at its ports.This has resulted in the creation of a de facto customs border between the province and mainland UK in the Irish Sea.“It is British law, European law, international law, there is no alternative for the protocol.

image copyright Getty Images image caption Technical talks between the UK and the EU about the NI Protocol have made limited progress, it is understood Food products are subject to the most onerous checks and controls.At the weekend Mr Sefcovic suggested a temporary Swiss-style veterinary agreement as a solution for Northern Ireland, where the UK would continues to follow all EU agri-food rules.10am update: EU bitterness exposed: Brexit tensions at boiling point over just 1% of trade Northern Ireland has been"weaponised" by the European Union over less than one percent of trade, a Brexiteer has said, as a post-Brexit row rages on.Sunderland voted to leave the EU in June 2016 by 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent.He said such a deal could be done in weeks and would remove 80% of GB to NI checks..The mechanism was created to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland and ties Belfast to the EU customs union and single market.

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