Rebranded Northern Ireland protocol to involve major EU concessions

The Windsor Framework will maintain the controversial role of the European Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, but with increased democratic oversight

One of the new measures will give an “assurance of sovereignty” to Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty

Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen have heralded a new deal on the Northern Ireland protocol as the beginning of a “new chapter” in EU-UK relations.

The British prime minister and European Commission president were speaking at Windsor Castle where they announced the Windsor Framework: A rebrand of the Northern Ireland protocol with major concessions from the EU after years of negotiations.

Sunak said the new deal contained three key elements, smooth trade between ...