NI Protocol: Labour rejects ‘duel regulatory system’

During today’s debate on the Northern Ireland protocol, shadow NI secretary Peter Kyle rejected regulatory system” in Northern Ireland, telling paymaster general Michael Ellis that businesses are “not calling for it”.

This follows the government’s proposal which would see businesses able to choose whether to uphold EU or UK standards or products when crossing the Irish border.

Kyle also highlighted the issue with ministers having greater decision-making powers in the updated protocol, telling MPs that businesses “cannot prepare” due to the greater uncertainty that this creates.