Senior members of the European Parliament have vowed to block efforts by Britain to reopen the Northern Ireland Protocol, accusing Lord Frost of acting in “bad faith” by issuing a new set of demands.
The Brexit minister yesterday gave a speech in which he said ending oversight of the European Court of Justice was critical in restoring trust between the two sides. The former negotiator delivered his speech in Portugal just 24 hours before his counterpart, Maros Sefcovic, was due to publish Brussels’ new proposals.
Nathalie Loiseau, a French MEP and close ally of Emmanuel Macron, said the role of the ECJ was not up for discussion, accusing Lord Frost of “reacting negatively even before the EU outlines its proposals”.
She told The Telegraph:”What sort of attitude is this? Is this problem solving or troublemaking? The EU continues to demonstrate pragmatism and flexibility, only to be met with public expression of bad faith and hard ideology.”