‘Two fingers to the EU’ as UK goes it alone on Brexit

With the Tories’ new Brexit negotiator David Frost adopting what some see as a wrecking-ball aproach, European frustration with an increasingly intransigent UK is being shared by Dublin

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
7th March, 2021
‘Two fingers to the EU’ as UK goes it alone on Brexit
David Frost, Britain’s chief trade negotiator, looks on as prime minister Boris Johnson signs the the Brexit trade deal in December PIcture: Getty

Two short months ago, Brandon Lewis appeared as a guest on BBC Radio Ulster with a positive New Year’s message.

Despite the Northern Ireland protocol being implemented on January 1, Britain’s Secretary of State insisted that any talk of there now being a border in the Irish Sea was misleading and that goods were flowing freely between Britain and Northern Ireland.

“I think people will see, as things settle down, that things...

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