Sir Jeffrey described the Protocol as the greatest threat to the political and economic stability of Northern Ireland and said time was of the essence in removing the Irish Sea Border.
Sir Jeffrey said,
“The Northern Ireland Protocol is the greatest threat to the political and economic stability of Northern Ireland.
It undermines and damages the delicate balance of relationships on these islands, which have been the agreed template for progress in Northern Ireland.
Not a single elected representative of the Unionist Community in Northern Ireland supports or endorses the Protocol.
The damage it is causing is being felt in every corner of, and by every community in, Northern Ireland.
As Lord Frost said today, the negotiations must deal with the problems caused by the Protocol and remove the burdens forced upon businesses and communities in Northern Ireland by the Irish Sea Border.
Time is of the essence in finding a resolution. Only by removing the Irish Sea Border can Northern Ireland continue to move forward.
In the absence of an agreement which fully restores Northern Ireland’s place within the