Editorial: Johnson and Frost must accept consequences of NI protocol

The EU says it will offer maximum flexibility on tweaking special trading arrangement for the North. But we have yet to see any reciprocal moves on London’s part

David Frost and Boris Johnson knew what they were doing when they agreed to every clause and comma. Picture: Getty

One of the sobering consequences of Britain’s departure from the European Union is that it has elevated two of Brexit’s most committed yet most unconvincing cheerleaders into the corridors of power in London. One is prime minister Boris Johnson, who gives the impression that he still has not read the withdrawal treaty he signed.

The other is David Frost, who is Johnson’s Brexit minister. Frost is a former diplomat and one-time lobbyist for the Scotch ...