Cleverly says government aiming to keep NI protocol

Minister for Europe James Cleverly has said the government aims to keep Northern Ireland Protocol in place, but that changes are needed.

He said that whatever domestic legal avenues were pursued the UK would carry on talks with the EU in the

He said the thinks that “we can get it to a place where all the communities in Northern Ireland and the businesses in Northern Ireland and in Ireland and in GB can get to a place where they could be happy with the protocol.”

However he argued that the EU’s current proposals would “envisage more checks, more administration on that East-West trade” which could increase tensions.