The Mail, January 8, David Jones MP
At a crucial meeting on Thursday, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator to discuss Northern Ireland’s future place in the United Kingdom.
Ever since the UK departed the EU, it has become plain that the Northern Ireland Protocol is causing huge disruption to the lives of the people of that part of our country.
The Protocol was aimed at protecting the EU Single Market, ensuring an open border on the island of Ireland and thereby maintaining the stability established by the Good Friday Agreement.
But its operation in practice has been deeply damaging.
Northern Ireland has been left behind the rest of the UK, stuck in a no-man’s land of EU bureaucratic control.
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