May 17, 2022 00:06 GMT
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Wires report that UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is preparing to make a combative statement in the House of Commons Tuesday, threatening to bring forward legislation that would would rip up parts of the Northern Ireland protocol.
- However, a Whitehall source told the Guardian that "the timetable for the draft laws has now slipped, with the text now only promised before the summer break." And a diplomatic source suggested that "one of the prime minister’s top aides had been privately telling people that the government was very committed to negotiations and no decision had been taken on pressing ahead with the legislation."
- Truss' move constitutes an attempt to restore power-sharing on Northern Ireland after the DUP refused to join the administration unless the government takes "decisive action" to address its concerns over post-Brexit trade agreements related to Northern Ireland.