Ireland warns against UK ‘playing politics’ with Northern Ireland talks

IRELAND’S deputy prime minister, Michael Martin, warned today that progress towards a deal between London and Brussels on Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit trade rules should not be endangered by political manoeuvres.

British news reports over the weekend, citing unnamed sources, said former British prime minister Boris Johnson had come out strongly against ceding ground to Brussels by abandoning a bill he introduced that would unilaterally rewrite the trade protocol.