Abandon threat of tariffs against UK, Brexit minister Lord Frost tells Brussels

Brussels must drop threats of legal action and trade tariffs against Britain, the Brexit minister Lord Frost said last night as he prepared for a meeting to discuss the impasse over Northern Ireland.

He is due to meet his EU counterpart, Maros Sefcovic, today as acrimony grows[1] over the implementation of the Northern Ireland protocol.

Brussels says Frost has refused to engage with proposals to ease restrictions on food[2] and medicine crossing the Irish Sea. The UK government says it has sent more than ten papers to the European Commission but not received a substantive response.

Frost called on the EU to propose “practical solutions” to make the protocol work. “Further threats of legal action and trade retaliation from the EU won’t make life any


  1. ^ acrimony grows (www.thetimes.co.uk)
  2. ^ restrictions on food (www.thetimes.co.uk)