Politics latest: Boris Johnson wants to 'fix' not 'nix' NI protocol; 'practical problems' with it 'clear to see', foreign secretary declares

.@KayBurley asks Foreign Secretary @Liztruss how many hours a week people should work to not be poor after a minister said those struggling with the cost of living should 'work more hours or get better paid jobs'. 📺 Sky 501, Freeview 233 and YouTube

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.KayBurley asks Foreign Secretary Liztruss how many hours a week people should work to not be poor after a minister said those struggling with the cost of living should 'work more hours or get better paid jobs'. 📺 Sky 501, Freeview 233 and YouTube

Politics Hub brings you the latest political news, insight and analysis from the Sky News team in Westminster. Liz Truss sets out the government's plans for unilaterally changing the Northern Ireland Protocol later, as Labour again calls for a windfall tax on energy firms.

But the prospect of an imminent conflagration appears remote.It remains to be seen if today's developments will see a rethink in Brussels on the protocol and whether the Democratic Unionist Party will soften its stance on returning to power sharing in Northern Ireland in light of what the foreign secretary had to say in the Commons.

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'We're very clear from our side!' EU chief lambasts Boris Johnson over NI ‘clarity'EU Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness called for 'clarity' from PM Boris Johnson over NI protocol after claiming 'we [the EU] are very clear on our side'.