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M&S chair attacks ‘pointless’ post-Brexit rules for Northern Ireland. Archie Norman backs UK plans to scrap parts of protocol, saying lorries require ‘700 pages of documents’
Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to give straight answers after meeting party leaders in Belfast to try to resolve a political impasse over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Sinn Fein claimed the UK government had been coordinating with "obstructionist tactics" by its political opponents in the DUP who are unhappy with the protocol, which governs Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trading arrangements. The DUP want to see these issues resolved before they enter into a power-sharing administration - and the party's leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said after his meeting with the PM that it needed to see decisive action.