12 Mar 2021

Johnson visits Northern Ireland amid post-Brexit checks row

Political Editor

One of the most high profile post-Brexit trade problems has been with goods going from Britain to Northern Ireland. Unionists are furious that under the Northern Ireland Protocol they are subject to EU customs checks.

On a visit there today, Boris Johnson defended his decision to unilaterally delay the introduction of full checks for another six months.  The EU have threatened legal action, but the Prime Minister insisted his actions were lawful.