Lord Frost is said to confront the EU after the so-called “‘mishap” on the Northern Ireland border.
As it stands, Northern Ireland is still in the single market even though Britain left the EU on December 31st 2020. Boris arranged this deal due to Ireland and Northern Ireland sharing a border.
So far, the arrangement hasn’t gone down well. The EU has been causing problems at the border regarding the to flow of goods. The worry for Northern Ireland will be the increase in checks at the Irish Border from April 1st, when the current grace period expires.
Mr Frost is said to be challenging the EU on its “heavy-handed” interpretation of the current agreement through the newly set up Joint council between the UK and EU to oversee the new relationship.
Mr Frost said: “He needs to set his sights on a long-term solution rather than sticking plasters.
“Whether it is the flow of parcels, supermarket goods, chilled meats or medicines, from GB to NI, the United Kingdom single market has been ruptured.”
I am hugely honoured to have been appointed Minister to take forward our relationship with the EU after Brexit.— David Frost (@DavidGHFrost) February 17, 2021
In doing so I stand on the shoulders of giants & particularly those of @michaelgove who did an extraordinary job for this country in talks with EU over the past year.