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DUP Peer Lord Dodds of Duncairn said,

“An extra extension of three months to a temporary so-called six-month grace period for chilled meats is of little consequence.

It amounts to a minor time-limited pause for one specific problem area, its purpose being to give more time to create an even greater economic problem by diverting trade.

September is not far away, and the period is to be used in any case to continue to divert trade away from Great Britain, limiting consumer choice in Northern Ireland. In the context of the fundamental problems of the Protocol, it is a small deal.

Even movement on medicines and guide dogs does not overcome the seismic difficulties created by the imposition of EU legal regime and EU court jurisdiction on part of the United Kingdom. This represents “taxation without representation” and cannot be sustainable.”