Brexit LIVE: Truss sparks EU fury as she stands up to bloc with ‘Trumpian move’

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Brexit LIVE: Truss sparks EU fury as she stands up to bloc with ‘Trumpian move’

Ms Truss, Foreign Secretary and chief Brexit negotiator, has been meeting with her EU counterpart, Maros Sefcovic, to renegotiate the flawed Northe

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Ms Truss, Foreign Secretary and chief Brexit negotiator, has been meeting with her EU counterpart, Maros Sefcovic, to renegotiate the flawed Northern Ireland Protocol. There was hope within the bloc that Ms Truss would be less confrontational than her predecessor, Lord Frost, and EU officials praised the “constructive tone”. However, an official tweet fired off from the Foreign Office read: “There are significant problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol, this is putting the Belfast (Good Friday) agreement at risk.” Irish MP Neale Richmond, Fine Gael’s spokesperson on Europe, told Politico: “This is a very disappointing tweet and a pivot from what has been an attempted change in tone towards agreed resolution. One must question the wisdom and timing of such a move that can only be described as Trumpian.”

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