Louise Haigh – 2021 Comments on the Northern Ireland Protocol

The comments made by Louise Haigh, the Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, on 3 March 2021.

The Prime Minister personally negotiated checks down the Irish Sea, and those checks have been known in detail for many months.

It is the Government’s staggering lack of preparation that has left Northern Ireland so exposed.

This is the deal the Prime Minister demanded – he should show some responsibility, and find the lasting solutions with the EU that remain the only way to give businesses the certainty they are crying out for.

Today’s unilateral action will do nothing to solve those long-term challenges facing Northern Ireland.