3 Feb 2021

Johnson threatens to override post-Brexit Northern Ireland Protocol

Political Editor

Just days after the European Commission was criticised for threatening to override the Northern Ireland Protocol in the row over vaccine supplies, Boris Johnson has said he is prepared to do the same thing. The Prime Minister said he could take the action to ensure that there is no border in the Irish Sea.

A Democratic Unionist MP said trade problems between Britain and Northern Ireland since Brexit were making his constituents feel like foreigners in their own country.