Leo Varadkar warns world leaders against making deals with UK until confident ministers ‘will keep their promises’
THEeo Varadkar has warned world leaders against making deals with the UK government until they are convinced ministers ‘will keep their promises’ after Lord Frost issued new demands to resolve tensions concerning the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Brexit minister officially called yesterday for the end of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice over the protocol, before new proposals are tabled by Brussels today. His intervention prompted Dominic Cummings to claim that it was always intended to ‘drop the pieces we didn’t like after hitting Corbyn’.
This morning Mr Varadkar said the comments were “very alarming” as they suggested the UK government had “acted in bad faith”.
Le Tanaiste told RTE Morning Ireland: âThis message needs to be heard around the worldâ¦ it is a British government that does not necessarily keep its word and does not necessarily honor the agreements it makes.
“You shouldn’t make a deal with them until you are sure that they keep their promises and honor things, for example, like protocol.”
Meanwhile, Nathalie Loiseau, a French MEP and former European affairs minister, suggested the UK was a “troublemaker” over her new demands to end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.
She told BBC Radio 4’s Today show: “I wonder who the troublemaker is and who fixes the problems? I’ve never heard people in Northern Ireland say it was terrible that he there is a role for the ECJ.
“The Northern Irish talk about goods, drugs – that’s exactly what the Commission is tackling. Let’s start giving visibility and stability to the Northern Irish people.”
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