Monday 4 October 2021 / 11:24 AM Louise Haigh / Northern Ireland

Labour responds to Lord Frost’s speech at Conservative Party conference

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, commenting on the speech by Brexit Minister, Lord Frost to Conservative Party Conference, said:

“Lord Frost negotiated every single word of the deal he now discredits at every opportunity.

“And as this speech proves, their approach is inflaming tensions while solving nothing.

“Communities in Northern Ireland are sick and tired of the political posturing from a government they have long since lost trust in.

“Tory Ministers should show some responsibility, and do what businesses across Northern Ireland have been telling them for months – get round the table and negotiate a veterinary agreement to help lower the barriers they created down the Irish Sea.”