Brexit: Cummings claims No 10 always intended to ‘ditch’ parts of Northern Ireland protocol – live

Just right morning. For the ultimate 4 years politics in the United Kingdom within the method to Christmas has been ruled by means of a Brexit disaster involving a negotiation with the EU. In 2017 it used to be all about whether or not the withdrawal talks had made “enough growth” to transport to segment two. In 2018 it used to be all concerning the withdrawal settlement, and due to this fact whether or not it could be handed by means of parliament. In 2019 it used to be all about Boris Johnson renegotiating that withdrawal settlement. And ultimate yr it used to be concerning the business deal negotiation, which used to be best settled on Christmas Eve.

You may have concept Brexit used to be over, however the United Kingdom and the EU are about to start some other renegotiation, over the Northern Eire protocol. The method will successfully open this afternoon when Maroš Šefčovič, the vice chairman of the Eu Fee who’s in command of Brexit negotiations on behalf of the EU, broadcasts proposed adjustments to the protocol. My colleague Daniel Boffey has a previews.

The previous day Lord Frost, the Brexit minister, gave a speech implying that the EU be offering could be insufficient and that a extra intensive overhaul of the protocol could be wanted. Lisa O’Carroll experiences on what he mentioned right here.

Ultimate night time Dominic Cummings, who used to be Johnson’s leader adviser when the protocol used to be negotiated in 2019, posted a sequence of tweets announcing No 10 all the time supposed to ditch bits of it anyway. He mentioned that Johnson didn’t perceive what it intended when he signed it. And he disregarded the declare that this confirmed contempt for world legislation as “low-grade pupil politics”.

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

We took over a birthday celebration on ~10%, worst constitutional disaster in century, a lot of deep state angling for BINO or 2REF. So we wriggled thro with most suitable choice we cd & supposed to get the 🛒 to ditch bits we did not like after whacking Corbyn. We prioritised. Now time for IM2 #Frosty


October 12, 2021

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

For all of the cant about world legislation, a/ states spoil it each week, b/ the theory it is the epitome of morality is low grade pupil politics driven by means of attorneys/officers to constrain politics they oppose. Government shd focal point on fixing issues & sit back viz “i/n legislation” viz NI #IMBill2


October 12, 2021

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

Shd we typically stick with offers? In fact. Infrequently spoil them? In fact. Identical to the EU, US, China and each different state does. World international relations can’t be judged by means of the factors of a pupil duel, and attorneys are employed assist no longer the masters


October 12, 2021

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

For all the ones whining, you check out fixing a once-a-century constit disaster beginning on 10% in polls with utterly fkd negotiating state of affairs, SW1 hysterical, comic story Cupboard, mutinous GLS & a fkd 🛒 for PM who best understood even vaguely WTF the Customs Union used to be in 11/20 – no longer simple!


October 12, 2021

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

No what Ive mentioned does NOT imply ‘the PM used to be mendacity in GE2019’, he by no means had a scoobydoo what the deal he signed intended. He by no means understood what leaving Customs Union intended till 11/20. In 1/20 he used to be babbling ‘Identity by no means have signed it if Identity understood it’ (however that WAS a lie)


October 12, 2021

Dominic Cummings
(@Dominic2306)

We had transparent objectives & prioritised. Our priorities intended e.g getting Brexit completed is 10000x extra essential than attorneys yapping re world legislation in negotiations with individuals who spoil i/n legislation always. EU club infantilised SW1 as yapping re ‘i/n legislation’ obviously displays


October 13, 2021

Gavin Barwell, who used to be Theresa Would possibly’s leader of workforce when she used to be high minister, says this displays the Johnson executive negotiated the protocol in unhealthy religion.

Gavin Barwell
(@GavinBarwell)

Wherein Dominic Cummings admits David Frost agreed the Northern Eire Protocol in unhealthy religion (even though he says the Top Minister wasn’t in on it). Truthful, regardless that not going to assist David within the negotiations to come back https://t.co/hBIfCyRwcY


October 13, 2021

Here’s the schedule for the day.

11am: Gavin Barwell, leader of workforce to Theresa Would possibly when she used to be PM, speaks at an Institute for Executive tournament.

11.15am: Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s first minister, provides a speech on the TED Countdown Summit on local weather trade.

2pm: Ed Miliband, the shadow industry secretary, provides a speech on local weather motion and Cop26.

five.30pm (UK time): Maroš Šefčovič, the Eu Fee vice chairman, broadcasts the EU plans for the Northern Eire protocol at a press convention in Brussels.

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