Louise Haigh comments on Northern Ireland protocol proposals

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the proposals on the Northern Ireland protocol released today, said:

“The Prime Minister has finally faced reality; his deal will mean additional checks and processes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But seven months of denial and mixed messages from the very top have cost businesses the vital time they needed to prepare.

“While we welcome the engagement today, these proposals are desperately short on the detail businesses and communities are crying out for. There are 32 weeks until these changes comes into force, and businesses are still in the dark.”

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