Rishi Sunak still working to convince the DUP to back his Brexit protocol plans

The British Prime Minister has yet to persuade the DUP of the efforts he is making to resolve issues with the Northern Ireland protocol

A deal was expected to be reached on Brexit this week but negotiations are ongoing. Picture: AFP

Rishi Sunak is working to convince the DUP and Conservative MPs to back his Brexit deal as the UK continues in talks with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol.

Sunak told his cabinet on Tuesday that “intensive negotiations with the EU continue on resolving the issues” caused by the existing agreement, according to an emailed readout. The prime minister has three priorities: protecting Northern Ireland’s position in the UK, safeguarding the 25 year-old peace ...