Lord Frost’s address this week, in which he will urge “significant change” to the Northern Ireland Protocol, comes at a critical juncture for Brussels, according to Nigel Farage. Lord Frost is likely to suggest in a speech in Lisbon on Tuesday that the EU must go beyond easing its ban on British sausages to overcome the deadlock.
This is happening at the same time as anti-EU sentiment is surging in Italy, Poland, and France. Lord Frost is also anticipated to advocate for a dramatic alteration in the European Court of Justice’s position in the Brexit agreement.
This week, the supremacy of EU law has been at the centre of debate, with a Polish court challenging the supremacy of EU law on Friday, sparking worries of ‘Polexit.’
Adding to Brussels’ woes, rising French presidential candidate Eric Zemmour urged France to follow Poland’s lead and fight back against EU rule.
Mr Zemmour, who is currently ranked second in some surveys, welcomed the Polish court’s decision, suggesting that France should follow suit.
“In France, we must draw all the conclusions from this attempted federalist coup d’état,” he stated.
“France must stop foreign institutions imposing their policies and their ideology.”
“It is time to give French law back its primacy over European law.”
“The EU is using Northern Ireland as a scapegoat,” said GB News anchor and Tory MP Dehenna Davison.
“They don’t want the situation in Poland to be exacerbated to the point where Poland leaves.”
“They have seen a growing movement in Italy to leave. And now we are hearing it from the French!”
“We are seeing the growth of eurosceptic sentiment right across the EU,” Mr Farage said.
In terms of Northern Ireland, he believed the deal Boris signed was a “pretty dreadful deal.”
Former Northern Ireland first minister Arlene Foster stated that “more checks in Northern Ireland than if you were coming to the EU from India, it is incredible.”
“The tone and language used in relation to the Polish judgment last week was incredible,” she remarked. “It was very hectoring, that they must do what they are told, instead of working together to find solutions.”
“It has been the same case with Northern Ireland, they lecture people who live there.”
“If the EU know that Lord Frost will not back down, maybe we will see some sense prevail. We need to get it sorted out.”
According to excerpts of his speech given by his office on Saturday, Lord Frost is scheduled to argue that prolonged discussion is not an option and that London will need to use the Article 16 safeguard mechanism if solutions cannot be reached quickly.