Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: DUP should be careful what it wishes for on the protocol

Jeffrey Donaldson’s party regards the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill as a vindication of its hardline stance, but in reality it is merely yet another Tory negotiating tactic

Jeffrey Donaldson, DUP leader: rails against the Northern Ireland protocol, ignoring the fact that it was ratified by the British parliament and that there is a pro-protocol majority in Stormont. Picture: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye