The UK’s former top Brexit negotiator has said the new deal with the European Union will make the Northern Ireland Protocol easier to operate, however it does not change its fundamentals.
Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Lord Frost said the government had been “overclaiming” some parts of the deal, which Rishi Sunak seems very pleased with.
In response, Nick Tyrone tweeted: “David Frost saying that Sunak is ‘guilty of some overclaiming’ on his NI deal is one of the most “pot calling the kettle black” moments you will ever witness in British politics.”
Now senior Brexiter Tory MP Andrea Leadsom has said companies in Great Britain that want access to the EU single market should invest in Northern Ireland.
“Obviously the sort of rejoinder from someone who didn’t want to leave the EU is ‘well, we all used to have that’,” she told the BBC.
“But the reality is Northern Ireland will be an integral and precious part of the UK, which is a free and sovereign independent nation, but it will also have access to the EU single market.”