17 May 2022

Northern Ireland Protocol: Will there be a trade war with Europe?

Political Editor

The European Union has warned it will retaliate “with all measures at its disposal” if the UK goes ahead with plans to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland protocol – the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss promised to introduce legislation within the next few weeks.

The measures would create new ‘green’ and ‘red’ lanes for goods travelling from the British mainland to Northern Ireland, depending on their destination. The plans have raised fears of a new trade war with Europe.