Northern Ireland businesses risk being kicked out of the EU single market if the Protocol Bill becomes law, warns Šefčovič

Northern Irish businesses will almost certainly lose access to the EU’s single market if Boris Johnson’s legislation to tear up much of the Northern Ireland Protocol becomes law, the EU vice-president has said , Maroš Šefčovič.

In a lengthy interview with the Belfast Telegraph, the former diplomat spoke with restraint and avoided many sensitive questions, but made it clear that the main economic benefit of the protocol could be lost if Boris Johnson does not back down.

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