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Here’s hoping Frost isn’t simply waiting to pull the plug as protocol talks get started

Richard Curran


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Britain's chief negotiator David Frost in Whitehall, London, on October 14, 2021. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Britain's chief negotiator David Frost in Whitehall, London, on October 14, 2021. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Britain's chief negotiator David Frost in Whitehall, London, on October 14, 2021. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The noise level around negotiations between the EU and the UK over the Northern Ireland Protocol will probably get turned down as the talks themselves begin.

After several weeks of more positive soundings about possible compromise on both sides, tensions re-emerged in advance of the publication of EU proposals that would see an 80pc reduction in checks on goods between Britain and Northern Ireland.


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