Wednesday 13 October 2021 / 6:38 PM Louise Haigh / Northern Ireland / Trade

Louise Haigh comments on the EU’s proposals to address problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary, commenting on the EU’s proposals to address problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol, said:

“These proposals look to be a serious step in the right direction in addressing the practical concerns of businesses and communities on the ground.

“It is clear that with political will there is a landing ground – now is the time for the EU, UK and representatives from Northern Ireland to get around the table and reach the agreement communities need.

“The last thing the UK needs with a cost of living crisis and rising tension in Northern Ireland is another poisonous stand-off and the prospect of a damaging trade war.

“Jobs, stability and livelihoods depend on a resolution in the coming weeks.”