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Trass says the government may waive part of the Northern Ireland Protocol

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This afternoon, Foreign Minister Liz Trass said that the government intends to amend the Protocol on Northern Ireland if negotiations with the EU continue deadlocked.

Rabbit said the government’s “first priority” was to adhere to the Good Friday Agreement “in all its dimensions.”

She said Westminster felt the deal remained “tense” and that they wanted to see the separation of powers in NI restored as soon as possible.

She eased tensions in the protocol and said its “practical problems” were “obvious”.

However, she confirmed that the new laws on Brexit will be submitted to the House of Commons, emphasizing that they will “comply with our obligations under international law.”

She also indicated that the government would consult with business before amending the Protocol.

She denied that the new plans were reduced to “repealing the protocol” and said that her goal was to “achieve the goals of the protocol” and that the UK “prefers to negotiate with the EU” to address current issues with the post – Brexit Agreement.

She claimed that the government was “working tirelessly” to try to break through the negotiations.

She said the UK intends to continue dialogue with the EU, but its refusal to move away from key parts of the agreement means unilateral changes to the agreement are needed.

She summed up her comments, saying in the House of Commons that the government “remains open to a negotiated solution, but that the” urgent situation “means that further delays are impossible.

“The UK has clear responsibilities as the sovereign government of Northern Ireland to ensure parity of respect and protection of economic rights.

“It is clear to us that the EU will not affect the negative impact.”

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