Brexit blunder: Boris Johnson ‘dug a hole and jumped in’ over Northern Ireland trade pact, says Lord Hague

A Brexit blunder by Boris Johnson’s government led it to “dig a hole and jump into it” over Northern Ireland’s trading arrangements, former Tory leader Lord Hague said on Tuesday.He stressed that this “original error” by the UK government, to agree to a border down the Irish Sea, and the “rigid position” now being adopted by Brussels meant the crisis would be “very hard” to resolve.

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