Ritchie calls for end to confusion over regulatory border
Baroness Ritchie said: “On the one hand the Prime Minister states there is no such thing, whilst EU Ministers stated this week that the UK Government should be in a state of preparedness at British ports exporting to Northern Ireland ports.
“The Treasury Minister in response stated there will be light touch administration but failed to specify what that will be. I intend to meet with the new Northern Ireland Minister, Lord Younger to impress upon him that there must be no borders in Ireland or in the Irish Sea. Above all the Protocol already agreed by the British Government and the EU must not be undermined. That protocol allows Northern Ireland to stay in the EU customs union for agricultural and manufacturing products.
“Above all, the people of Northern Ireland and their livelihoods must be protected now and after the transition period.”