The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 7 August 2020.
The Protocol has to be made to work, so any new detail will be welcome. But Ministers have left little room for manoeuvre to develop the new system, train staff and prepare businesses by January 1st. Leaving it to the last minute, only adds uncertainty for jobs and business.
And with time running out, big questions remain unanswered d. Traders are still waiting for detail on the proportion of physical checks on agri-food goods at NI ports, little is known about which goods will face tariffs, nor on whether exit summary declarations will be needed NI-GB. It’s time businesses in Northern Ireland were given the answers they need.