Lord David Frost has clashed with Simon Coveney on Twitter after Ireland’s Foreign Minister levelled criticism at the UK over the Brexit Minister’s threat to suspend the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Responding to Lord Frost’s speech, Mr Coveney tweeted: “EU working seriously to resolve practical issues with implementation of Protocol – so UKG creates a new “red line” barrier to progress, that they know EU can’t move on…. are we surprised?”
Lord Frost replied: 1. I prefer not to do negotiations by twitter, but since @simoncoveney has begun the process…the issue of governance & the CJEU is not new. We set out our concerns three months ago in our 21 July Command Paper.
The problem is that too few people seem to have listened.
“2. We await proposals from @MarosSefcovic. We will look at them seriously & positively whatever they say. We will discuss them seriously and intensively.
“But there needs to be significant change to the current situation if there is to be a positive outcome.”