With the EU threatening to sue the UK after the UK said it was extending the waiver for Northern Ireland Businesses, Liz Truss hits back at the EU commission’s rhetoric.
Liz was asked about the EU threatening to sue the UK over-rules allegedly being broken in an interview on Sky News.
Liz said that until the deal is finalised, temporary easements are common practice and not a breach of the UK – EU agreement.
Liz said: “These are temporary easements and it’s perfectly common practice whilst deals are being implemented to have temporary easements in place that is not a breach of the protocol, were very clear about that, and Lord Frost, who is my colleague, who is dealing specifically with the EU trade relationship is working closely with his EU counterparts to resolve these issues.”
“But ultimately, it’s in the interests of both the EU and the UK to make sure trade across the border works, and that is what Lord Frost is committed to doing.”
The Sky News interviewer said according to Brussels, Lord frost seems to be looking “to provoke a row”.
Liz responded, saying: “That’s absolutely not the case. Lord Frost is determined to make sure that we have an effective trading relationship, that we put in place these temporary easements to see Goods able to flow across the border, and that we make sure we implement the Northern Ireland protocol in a way that stands by The Good Friday agreement.”