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In full: Northern Ireland Protocol is not working and has to change, Lord Frost warns

Telegraph, 12 Oct 2021
Lord Frost has urged Brussels to bend its rules and accept that the European Court of Justice’s (ECJ) involvement in the province must end.

In a speech in Lisbon, Portugal, the Brexit minister called on the European Commission to make fresh concessions on the Northern Ireland Protocol. The UK Government wants the ECJ replaced with an arbitration panel similar to the one agreed in the Brexit trade deal.

"For the EU now to say that the protocol – drawn up in extreme haste in a time of great uncertainty – can never be improved upon, when it is so self-evidently causing such significant problems, would be a historic misjudgement," he said.

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