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UK PM Spox: Gov't Wants Talks, But Given NI Protocol Problems Need To Act


Wires carrying comments from UK PM Boris Johnson's spokesman regarding the Northern Ireland protocol. States that 'We want to reach a negotiated settlement but given problems with the protocol we need to act'.

  • Says that along with the Northern Ireland Protocol bill being presented on Monday 13 June, the gov't would also publish a summary of iits legal advice in relation to its proposed actions regarding the protocol.
  • The issue of the UK's potential disapplication of the NI protocol is likely to remain an issue of division between the UK and EU throughout the summer. However, main impact to be felt in Northern Ireland's politics, where Democratic Unionist Party continues to obstruct the formation of a regional gov't until the protocol is removed.

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