Uunilateral action by the UK government to sever up parts of Northern Ireland Protocol now appears more most likely after a broken phone call between Liz Truss and Maros Shefkovic failed make a breakthrough this morning.
call was exposed as a moment of truth for negotiations but nothing seems changed, with UK and EU are both digging in.
The EU’s continued reluctance to change its negotiating mandate means the government is unlikely to believe in a compromise deal.
final line in testimony from the Foreign Office of in call sinister, with According to Mrs Truss, she took note of the EU’s position.with regret, making clear what if brussels show necessary flexibility for help solve these questions, then as responsible government we would have no choice but to act.”
UK called for more flexibility for months. Ministers may well feel it’s time to act on them.