BREXIT minister Lord Frost has threatened that the UK may quickly take drastic motion over the post-Brexit settlement on Northern Ireland over issues about violence and disruption.
He urged the European Union to “stop the point-scoring and work with us” to “rapidly” discover new options to finish border checks on items crossing the Irish Sea which he says make “no sense”.
Lord Frost warned that the Government continues “to consider all our options” as he mentioned the state of affairs attributable to the Northern Ireland Protocol that he negotiated “cannot be sustained for long”.
But doubtlessly breaching worldwide regulation by tearing up the protocol was understood to not be into consideration, with authorities sources hinting on the triggering of Article 16 to droop checks as a substitute being an possibility.
Arguing ministers “did not anticipate” points with checks when signing the protocol, Lord Frost wrote within the Mail on Sunday that “I totally understand” the nervousness of Unionists.
“Protests have been occurring and political stability is at risk. Our overriding aim has always been to protect the Belfast [Good Friday] Agreement. If the protocol is not protecting it, it is not working,” he mentioned.