During Question Time, The Greek MP and economist Yanis Varoufakis told the audience both London and Brussels are “behaving like spoiled brats”
This response was after Fiona Bruce ased the question whether “the EU is being difficult” or whether the UK “signed up to something it didn’t really understand”.
Yanis responded by saying:
“Both London and Brussels are behaving like spoiled brats.
“Boris Johnson has to confess that the price of ending free movement of people is that he terminated the free movement of sausages between Britain and Northern Ireland.”
“He has to acknowledge the impossible triangle, as I call it: You cannot simultaneously have a regulatory divergence, no border within Ireland and no border down the Irish Sea.”
“You can have two of the three, but you cannot have all three Boris.”
“They seem to misunderstand the fact that, on the one hand yes they do have the legal right to inspect every Great British banger that travels across the Irish Sea, but to do this is an abuse of their legal right.”
“Maybe this is the sausage war, or crisis, we had to have so that common sense prevails.”
“Both sides have to accept that they must work together, so we might as well do this harmoniously.”
Lord Frost told reporters after his meeting the the EU Commission Vice President:
“The problem we’ve got is the protocol is being implemented in a way which is causing disruption in Northern Ireland and we had some pretty frank and honest discussions about that situation today.”