Louise Haigh – 2020 Comments on Northern Ireland Protocol

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on 8 December 2020.

This is a welcome step forward, after months of crippling uncertainty for Northern Ireland. An agreement, not reckless threats, has always been the responsible way forward. Huge challenges remain to implement the Protocol by January 1st, and the Government must now work flat out to help businesses prepare, deliver the much-needed detail, and ensure the new arrangements impact as little as possible on Northern Ireland.