Analysis: Northern Ireland protocol issue becomes ever more pressing as elections approach

Liz Truss may have struck a more diplomatic tone than her predecessor David Frost in negotiations with Maros Sefcovic, but substantive progress on key issues is required

‘Although the meeting of Liz Truss and Maros Sefcovic has sparked some revived optimism on the EU side, in the words of Truss herself there is a “deal to be done”.’ Picture: Ben Stansall/Getty