11 May 2022

US and EU warn UK against ‘ripping up’ NI Protocol

Political Editor

Boris Johnson has been warned by both the US and the EU that he should not unilaterally rip up the Northern Ireland Protocol which the UK agreed after Brexit, as ministers consider whether to bring in legislation which would override parts of the deal.

Boris Johnson said the lack of Unionist support for the Protocol meant it had to be “sorted out” – insisting that there was no need to create any drama.