The Mail on Sunday, February 20, Sir Iain Duncan Smith
There can be few people who do not now realise how disastrous the Northern Ireland Protocol is for that part of the UK.
It is divisive, restrictive and is causing real harm to the local economy.
But this terrible arrangement is not just bad for that part of the realm – it’s bad for the rest of the UK as well.
That’s because, two years after we formally left the EU, the Protocol still gives Brussels a hold over wider UK policy-making.
For example, it is probably fair to say that if it wasn’t for the pernicious effects of the Protocol, every family in Britain could be £100 a year better off from scrapping VAT on fuel bills.
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