Ireland’s deputy PM Leo Varadkar governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that “doesn’t necessarily keep its word”

Ireland’s deputy PM Leo Varadkar governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that “doesn’t necessarily keep its word”

PM Leo Varadkar
Ireland’s deputy PM Leo Varadkar governments doing trade deals with the UK that it is a nation that “doesn’t necessarily keep its word”—

Leo Varadkar made the comment after Dominic Cummings suggested the UK had always intended to tear up the Brexit deal it signed with the EU in 2019.

Boris Johnson’s ex-adviser said the plan had been to “ditch the bits we didn’t like” after winning power.

Mr Johnson fought the 2019 election on a “Get Brexit done” platform.

During the campaign, he repeatedly claimed the withdrawal agreement he had negotiated with Brussels – including the Northern Ireland Protocol – was a “great” deal that was “oven ready”.

EU officials are travelling to London later to present their proposals for the border – but they are unwilling to rewrite the protocol and their proposals are unlikely to satisfy Brexit minister Lord Frost, who laid out the UK’s plans for an entirely new protocol on Tuesday.

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