Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. The threat of “sausage wars” drew nearer as Brexit minister David Frost put the onus on the EU to be flexible about the Northern Ireland protocol. An export ban on chilled meat products from the mainland comes into effect at the end of
Tensions with Brussels over the Northern Ireland border threaten to increase as talks take place in London today about the implementation of
this month. UK sources said London is ready unilaterally to extend a “grace period” for trade in such products. But the European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic said that Brussels would react “swiftly” to ensure that the UK abides by its obligations.