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Boris Johnson’s Brexit Minister blamed Theresa May for problems with the implementation of border arrangements for Northern Ireland.

Frost Lord Told members of the Northern Ireland Assembly on Friday that the current problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol were “to a very large extent” the fault of the negotiations under Mr. Johnsonpredecessor of Prime Minister.

The protocol – accepted and signed by Mr Johnson and which replaced Mrs. Mai‘S’ backstop ‘- is designed to avoid a hard post-Brexit border on the island of Ireland and is a key part of the UK’s divorce deal with the EU.

UK Brexit Minister David Frost speaks at the first Partnership Council meeting with European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic in London on June 9, 2021. Eddie Mulholland / Pool via REUTERS
Brexit Minister Lord Frost calls for adjustments to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol

However, Mr Johnson said the current implementation of the protocol – which keeps Northern Ireland in much of the single market and EU customs rules – is having a “damaging impact” on the people of North Ireland.

Lord Frost is seeking to make adjustments to the implementation of the protocol and told members of the assembly on Friday that it should not be seen as “some sort of final text”.

DUP member Christopher Stalford, whose party opposes the protocol over concerns over new trade barriers between Britain and Northern Ireland, suggested Lord Frost had been tasked with “cleaning up the mess “of the protocol.

Mr Stalford quoted Ms May’s former chief of staff Lord Barwell, who said last month that Mr Johnson’s government knew the protocol ‘was a bad deal’ but intended to ‘s’ get out later “.

Lord Frost replied: …

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